Spotlight on Learning

In September we have been working on...

 

Reading: 

*How do questions help me understand what I read? Asking yourself who, what, where, when, and why 

*Predictions  *Character Traits  *Author's Purpose  *Nouns

 

Word Work:

*Learning the different ways to study our words:  Look, Say Cover, Write, Mix it Up, Rainbow Writing, Magnetic Letters, Star Sentences   *Beginning consonant blends    *Short Vowels

 

Math:

*Creating and Analyzing Graphs  *Addition Strategies:  turn around facts, count & capture plus 1, 2, & 3, count on zero, doubles, doubles plus 1 & 2, bridging to 10

 

Writing:

*Launching Writing Workshop

 

Science:

*Observations

 

Social Studies:

*Building Community  *Routine  *Calendar

                                    

In October we have been working on...

 

Reading: 

*How is the big idea developed in a story?  *Inferencing  *Comparing & Contrasting  *Sequencing 

*Types of Sentences (Commands, Statements, Questions, Exclamations)  *Verbs  *Antonyms  *Proper Nouns

 

Word Work:

*Consonant S clusters  *Sounds of -ed (d, t, ed)  *Recognizing syllables  *-ack and -ick word families

 

Math:

*Place Value of 2 digit numbers  *Comparing numbers using greater than, less than, & equal to  *Rounding numbers to the nearest 10  *Writing numbers in expanded form  *Geometry:  identifying shapes, corners, sides, and angles

 

Writing:

*Small Moments/Personal Narratives

 

Science:

*Observations  *Leaf Identification  *Vernal Pool

 

Social Studies:

*Christopher Columbus

 

In October we had spooky reading during our DAILY FIVE time.  Students read books with witch fingers in the dark!