Planting an Amaryllis -
Ms. Caynon presented the class with this gift before the break so that we could watch the flower bloom. Thank you, Ms. Caynon!
* Children learned about the format of a letter and wrote a "thank you letter" to their FA helper. Children will present these letters at their All-school meeting presentation on Wednesday, January 31st.
*Looking for Evidence:
Children read an article about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and needed to back into the passage to highlight the information that was the proof in the text for answering specific questions.
*Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
We read Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
Children then wrote about their dreams for themselves, their family, and the world
*Heros and important Qualities
We discussed the important qualities of a hero in the community. The FA Bees were highlighted and it was easy to connect these personality traits back to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as well. After brainstorming these attributes, children were partnered up and read a book about a historical figure. They then listed 4 qualities of a hero that they feel the person they researched possessed.
While we are always discussing and focusing on all the FA bees, we are highlighting the FA BEE be respectful this month.
We discussed and wrote ways to be respectful in the community and as a friend.
* 2017 Reflections and 2018 Goals
Children reflected on the past year and set goals for the new year.
Children illustrated themselves with their FA Helper. Their work is now hanging in the hallway outside our classroom.
*Practice skip counting by 2s and 5s for multiplication
* Focused on the (group) X (items) = (total) - children worked on deciphering the group from the number of items in a group
*Used dot paper to solve multiplication problems and word problems:
The dot paper is used with the amount of dots going across the rows as the item number. The number of dots going down the column is the amount of groups in a multiplication problem.
*Used known multiplication facts to solve unknown -
for example: if we know 4 x 5 = 20 we use this knowledge to solve 6 x 5 - understanding that we are just adding two more sets of 5
*Learned about related facts: 4 x 5 = 20 AND 5 x 4 = 20
* Math Games
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