Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Field Trip Postponed!!

Hi Everyone,

I'm sad to say that our field trip is cancelled for tomorrow, but it will be postponed for a later date!
I will let you know when that will be as soon as I find out! It will be a regular work day tomorrow!

Thank you,
Mrs. Farrand

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Peek At The Week

  • Field Trip: Thursday, January 29th

Here's a look at our week! January is flying by!

In Math:
  • Students used models to add to a 2-digit number and a 2-digit number
  • Took our Symphony test on the iPads
  • Practiced place value with hundreds, tens, and ones
  • Students set up and solved a 2 digit number and another 2 digit number to see if regrouping needs to happen
  • Played a new game called "High Roller" with a partner to practiced adding and subtracting
  • Learned r-controlled sounds: ir, ur, er
  • Practiced dictation with white boards
  • Learned verb and squirm as words of the day
  • Practiced trick words using chalkboard app and gel boards
  • Discussed and created a non-fiction features flap book to look at the parts that can occur when reading non-fiction texts.
In Social Studies:
  • Learned about Martin Luther King Jr.'s  life
  • Watched a Brain Pop Jr. video and read a Scholastic Magazine
  • Discussed fact vs. opinion
  • Played Jeopardy to review for the test
  • Took our maps, globes, and landforms test
In Writing:
  • Wrote a diamante poem comparing winter and summer

Have a great weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Peek At The Week

  • No School-Monday, January 18th
  • Test on maps, globes, and landforms on January 22nd
  • Field Trip: Thursday, January 29th

Here's a look at our week!

In Math:
  • Started Topic 8: Adding 2-digit numbers
  • Heard a story about addition and played a game together
  • Students used models to add to a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number
  • Used concrete models to add a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number and decided if regrouping was needed
  • Students added a 1-digit number to a 2-digit number, regrouped if necessary, and then recorded the process in a vertical addition frame
  • learned r-controlled sounds: /or/ /ar/
  • Students took Unit 8 fundations test
  • Took our iReady test
  • Read Rosie's Story and Wonderful Winter
In Social Studies:
  • Learned cardinal directions and made a compass
  • Practiced map skills with Royal Castle directions
  • Practiced map skills with a Map Attack packet
  • Introduced landforms and bodies of water
  • Watched a Brain Pop Jr. video on landforms
  • Made a booklet of definitions
  • Learned about map grid directions and got to land on a special beanie baby spot that they can take care of for a week! We had fun with this activity! Ask your child to explain it!
A special study guide went home for our test on maps, globes, and landforms on Thursday, January 22nd! Please help your child study!

Have a great long weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand :)

Topic 8 Math Game:

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year!

Our first week back after vacation went by really FAST!
Here is a peek at our week:
In Math:
  • Learned how to find the missing part of 100 by counting up using a hundred chart
  • Used the hundred chart to subtract 2- digit numbers
  • Used mental math strategies to subtract multiples of 10
  • Identified extra information and missing information in word problems
  • Took Topic 7 Test---every student did very well! :)
  • Read about New Year's around the world and answered questions
  • Wrote our New Year's resolutions
  • Practiced making words 
  • Took Unit 7 Fundations Test
In Social Studies:
  • Learned the differences between maps and globes by doing a fun coin activity
  • Read Me On The Map and There's A Map on My Lap
  • Learned 7-5-4-2 for the 7 continents, 5 oceans, 4 hemispheres and 2 poles
  • Sang a continents and oceans song
  • Named the 7 continents by looking at a map and colored a word map with continents and oceans
  • Students drew their own maps of our classroom
  • Watched a Brain Pop Jr. video on continents and countries and maps 

In Writing:

We wrote our New Year's Resolutions. They came up with great ideas!

I hope you all had a nice vacation. Thank you for turning in the field trip money for our field trip on January 29th. I'll pick chaperones soon!

Also, our homework is changing next week. Your child is aware of this and we are practicing leader/follower sentences using our Fundations words.

Have a great weekend! Stay warm! :)