Friday, December 6, 2013

Peek at the Week

Thank you to everyone who came to parent conferences yesterday! If you were unable to make the conference and would like to set up another time, please email me:

Winter is approaching! I can’t believe it’s already December.

Here are some things we learned this week:

In Math:
  • Started Topic 6-Mental Addition
  • Add groups of Ten
  • Math Vocabulary: mental math, tens digit, next ten
  • Explain how to solve a problem using mental math, such as, 28+20
  • Students started to mentally add a two-digit number and a one-digit number
  • Used single ten-frame mats, and double ten-frame mats

In Reading:
  • In FUNdations, we started learning vowel consonant e syllable types
  • Introduced new trick words; often, house, move (Santullo/Nelson) and against and once (McLaughlin/Siegel)
  • In reading groups: one group started reading Squanto: Friend to the Pilgrims, second group: Pocahontas: A Friend to the Colonists
  • Continued working on turning questions into statements when answering a questions
  • Practiced highlighting information in the text before answering a question
  • Discussed Proper Nouns

In Science:
  • Mr. Musselman and Miss. Pavlicek came into school for a whole school assembly on Force and Motion
  • We made a KWL chart on what students already knew about Reptiles and what they want to learn about Reptiles
  • Introduced the four reptiles; snakes, turtles, crocodiles, and lizards
  • Worked on a reptile sort

 In Writing:
  • Modeled how to write a procedural letter
  • Students started a rough draft of procedural letter to their kindergarten teachers
  • Wrote to kindergarten teachers on how to help their students to sit on the rug

Have a great weekend!

Miss Santullo J