The children looked great in their costumes on Tuesday. They had a blast at the class celebration. A huge THANK YOU goes out to the room parents for organizing as well as all the parents that helped to plan and run activities! What a fantastic job. Check out the photos at the bottom of this week's page.
*Our focus this week was the long spelling for /ch/ tch and /j/ dge. Children practiced spelling and identifying words that are spelled with the longer spelling for these sounds. Rule: Long spelling right after short vowel. in a one syllable word. For example, judge is spelled with dge after the short u. catch is spelled tch after the short a. Another sound that came up is ck for /k/ after a short vowel as in the word back.
Children will continue to work with these words into next week.
In math children continued adding three digit numbers with regrouping as well as subtraction with regrouping. The children have worked hard to carry out the multiple steps in the process as well as regrouping and being sure to have accurate computation with addition and subtraction. You might consider practicing some of these skills at home to reinforce what we are doing in class. Children also learned how to subtract with regrouping across zeros such as in the example: 300
Children will continue to work on this next week. We will then start a new unit next week.
Children spent time writing a reflection about their Halloween costume. They worked independently using our Language Arts Menu to be actively engaged and learning. Children are working on being responsible and using their time wisely whether they are working through the writing process to publish a book, building stamina and comprehension through buddy or independent reading , or participating in author's choice to write a recipe, card, note, or any other variety of purposeful writing. While children work independently others are joining me to conference for the writing process or to participate in book club.
This week we focused on writing a fiction story. Some children are ready to conference and finish up by writing a final draft to publish. This is an ongoing process and children are encouraged to begin a new book once they have published one.