In September we have been working on...
*How do questions help me understand what I read? Asking yourself who, what, where, when, and why
*Predictions *Character Traits *Author's Purpose *Nouns
*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
*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
*Launching Writing Workshop
*Building Community *Routine *Calendar
In October we have been working on...
*How is the big idea developed in a story? *Inferencing *Comparing & Contrasting *Sequencing
*Types of Sentences (Commands, Statements, Questions, Exclamations) *Verbs *Antonyms *Proper Nouns
*Consonant S clusters *Sounds of -ed (d, t, ed) *Recognizing syllables *-ack and -ick word families
*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
*Small Moments/Personal Narratives
*Observations *Leaf Identification *Vernal Pool
In October we had spooky reading during our DAILY FIVE time. Students read books with witch fingers in the dark!