Children started their Monday back with a little catching up time followed by some journaling about vacation memories.
Children then shared their journal entries and vacation memories with each other during our morning meeting.
In Math we discussed
*Rounding 3 digit numbers to the nearest ten.
*Using rounding to estimate reasonable addition answers
*Practicing finding the difference between numbers. Ask your child what operation we use when we hear the key words find the difference in a problem. Another math vocabulary word to practice with your child is the word sum. Next week, we will begin working with money.
* Children edited written work on the board looking for correct punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and verb tense.
*In regards to spelling, we focused on the long o sound spelled oa, ow, and o-e. We discussed that oa usually appears in the middle or beginning of a word where ow is at the end when it makes the long o sound. We practiced words and spelling by reviewing, writing words, and doing aerobic spelling. We also discussed the /shun/ sound spelled tion.
*Children worked on their Language Arts Menu: Lexia, Raz Kids, Author's Choice, Independent Reading, Partner Reading, and other activities
*Continued working on written work that is in progress - continuing along in the writing process.
*Journal writing and sharing written work aloud
Guests in the Classroom:
Poetry with Lynn Littlefield Hoopes
Ms. Hoopes practiced describing what the eye see and describing it using similes, verbs, and patterns to write poetry about photographs. The photographs of nature that the children used were those used in art to inspire and create weavings. The children will continue working on their poetry next week.
The poems and weavings will be displayed for Arts and Poetry Night on Thursday, April 20th from 6:00-7:30.
On that note...
Mrs. Cogliano is looking for volunteers to help display children's art for Arts and Poetry Night. If you are available at any point during the day on Thursday, April 13th, please consider joining Mrs. Cogliano to prepare for this wonderful night. Thank you for considering.
Mrs. Barker has begun a chapter book with the children titled Henry Whiskers by Gigi Priebe. She will be visiting over the next few weeks to finish this book.
She also joined us and shared a silly story called The Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens.