In Writers’ Workshop we worked on adding details to our writing, not just making people talk and move, but also making them feel and think. We had a chance to act out our stories to help us imagine what the characters say and feel.
We focused on spelling words part by part rather than letter by letter and shared our methods for solving unknown words. We practiced writing words adding the suffix ‘ed’ and ‘ing’.
In Readers’ Workshop we continued looking at strategies that help us to solve tricky words, such as doing a double-check, to make sure a word makes sense with the story.
We learned what the word perseverance means and played ‘guess the covered word’ game with a partner, where we had to figure out the word using details from the picture or story clues. We kept trying and never gave up!
We also began to look more in depth at vowels and are beginning to try the sound two ways – short and long – to help us figure out how to say a word.
On Thursday we had a fun visit from 3RB. We enjoyed showing off all of the good habits we have learned so far!
In Maths Investigation the class played a game called How Many am I Hiding? We had to record down the total number of cubes our partner was showing and then figure out how many they were hiding. It was fun!
We also solved another peas and carrots word story problem, this time finding more than one commination that equals 9. It was interesting to see the different ideas and methods we recorded down.
We worked to solve more addition story problems and completed an end-of-unit assessment.
Well-done everyone for finishing our first Investigations Unit!
On Friday, the class started a new Unit about Geometry and Shapes. We talked about what the terms ‘geometry’ and ‘two-dimensional’ mean and looked at various shapes and described their properties. We worked on an activity called Pattern-Block Fill-Ins where we had to fill a puzzle outline with pattern blocks and record how we did it.
In the MacLab we had fun using headphones and going on a new game called Teach Your Monster to Read!