Friday, November 22, 2013

Peek at the Week

**Book Fair Tuesday, December 3rd**

For a full week it went by really fast!

Here are some of the things we did last week and this week:

In Math:
  • Began Topic 5: Place Values to 100
  • Learned how many tens and ones are in a number
  • New vocabulary: digits, number work, > greater than, < less than, = equal to, before, after, even, odd
  • Read and wrote numbers using number words
  • Used symbols to compare numbers
  • Counting to 100, using words such as; before and after
  • Learned to find 10 more and 10 less using a hundred chart
  • Talked about even and odd numbers, and learned that if you add two odd numbers together the sum will always be even

In Reading:
  • Continued Unit 5 in Fundations
  • Unit 5 Test
  • Made Non-fiction Flip Books; and talked about the features of a non-fiction book
  • Started to read, How Animals Sleep
  • Continued reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

In Science:
  • Reviewed for the Tree Test
  • Took Tree Test on Monday
  • Introduced new topic: Reptiles

In Writing:
  • Students finished their own “How To Take Care of  Cat” book
  • Introduced how to write and draw a visual investigation plan: it combines words and pictures to give instructions for making or doing something
  • Modeled how to make a scarecrow, along with things I would need to make it, the steps in order to build it, and helpful hints I would tell a person before building a scarecrow
  • Students started to create their own visual investigations, choices were: building a sand castle, growing a flower, or cleaning a bedroom

Reminder: Next week is a short week, early release on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Santullo