Thursday, December 4, 2014

Peek At The Week

I can’t believe it’s December! I can feel the energy in the air! It was so great to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress. I am proud to be their teacher! Thank you for your continued support and partnership. I couldn't do it without you!

Here are some of the things we have been working on:

In Math:
  • Students mentally added 10 to two digit numbers
  • New vocabulary: mental math, tens digit, next ten
  • Students mentally added a two digit number to a one digit number
  • Students mentally added a two digit number to another two digit number
  • Reviewed place value for tens and ones
  • Used tens rods, counters, and tens frames to help us
In Fundations:
  • Learned the exception rule for a v-e syllable, -ive for give and also the suffix -ive
  • Learned vocabulary word -adjective
  • Practiced dictation with sounds and words
  • Played Desk Pop to practice spelling
  • Took our Unit 6 test
In Reading:

  • Read about Shortcut by Donald Crews
  • Practiced a Hokey Pokey song about summarizing
  • Worked on summarizing a story together using a flip chart and then writing a paragraph

In Science:
  • Read about lizards
  • Compared lizards and salamanders using a Venn Diagram
  • Read about alligators and crocodiles
  • Compared alligators and crocodiles using a Venn Diagram

In Writing:
  • Read a book called Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree
  • Wrote a book review to convince others why they should read the book too! It was fun!
  • Students chose a book and wrote their own book reviews


Reptile reports and pictures are due on Monday! Please help your child finalize their facts and pictures.

Have a great weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand :)