We survived 100 days of school!

Thank you to all families who came in to see us on Monday for the Student-Led Conferences. We enjoyed showing off our learning with you.

 

On Friday the class celebrated their 100th day of school!

This is what we might look like when we are 100 years old!

 

 

We loved receiving our Valentine’s Day cards from our secret student on Thursday!

 

 

The class started a new unit in Maths by completing the pre-assessment for Unit 6. We recorded down different ways to make ten and shared the different combinations.  We played Three Towers of Ten with a partner as well as a new game called Make 10 where we had to find two cards that combine to make 10. During the week, we also worked on solving story problems and shared strategies that helped us to solve it.

 

 

 

In Writers’ Workshop this week we continued to use all we learned last week to write our reviews. We referred to the editing checklist to give our reviews a ‘checkup’ ensuring our writing is easy to read. We then practiced reading our writing with a partner, making sure our tone is persuasive.

We had the chance to put together anthologies of pieces that go together. In groups, we came up with a catchy title for our anthology and designed a front cover.

Each group shared their anthology giving a little ‘commercial’ to convince everyone to read it.

To celebrate, we placed our writing in a new basket in the classroom library labelled ‘1G Reviews’.

 

 

 

In Readers’ Workshop we learned that readers only slow down to read a word when the have to. Instead they read most of the words in their books in a snap and keep going, making their reading as smooth as it can be. With a reading buddy, we watched out for words we knew and could read quickly checking if it’s a snap word. We also each used a copy of the chart to reflect on the strategies we have learned and set a goal for ourselves.

We started a new chart called ‘Tools for Understanding Our Books’. We learned that we work hard to understand the books we are reading by rereading to figure out how everything fits together and then checking if we are getting it. Another tool readers use to understand their books is their imagination. We pay full attention to what’s happening and imagine more than just what’s in the pictures. With a partner, we had a chance to act out scenes from a book to understand what is happening.

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