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Reading Nonfiction Text, Text Features and Presidents!
Due to the short week, we are not doing a new story from our Storytown reading program. This week we are looking at some nonfiction text by reading two Scholastic News articles focusing on Abraham Lincoln and another recognizing African American history month in February. We also will be learning about another text feature used in text called subheadings. Subheadings are located at the beginning of a paragraph within the text. Subheadings give the reader a hint of what the paragraph is mostly about. At the end of the week we will be learning about another historical president named George Washington in celebration of president’s day this coming weekend.
Topic 8- Larger Addition Equations!
This week we are continuing our district adopted Envision math program as we begin topic eight. Topic eight, focuses on strategies to help students add larger, double digit numbers through a variety of written activities. Today, a topic eight parent note is being sent home describing some of the concepts we will be covering. This week we are going to complete lessons 1 and 2 which focus on how regrouping works with double digit addition facts. Stay tuned next week for more math information about topic eight after we have completed lessons 4-6 during the week.
Spelling News- Review!
Due to the short week, we will not be doing a new group of spelling word. We will continue with our spelling practice next week when be begin another, new Storytown unit and lesson.
Classroom Valentine Party!
On this Thursday, February 14th, our class will be having a Valentine party from 2:30-3:30 PM. This party will be a fun time to share cards, decorate cookies, eat treats and play some games. If your child is interested in passing out Valentines, they may bring them on Thursday. Also, if your child would like to bring treats they are welcome to do so. Please make sure they are pre-packaged or wrapped so they can be easily taken home if not eaten. We have 23 students and a class list is shown below. In order to make passing cards out easier, have your child put their cards in ABC order (last name) as our Valentines, decorative holders will be in order this way. If any parents want to help at our party, please feel free to stop by! Thanks!
Writing News-Sharing Opinions about our Favorite Rainforest Baby!
This week we are finishing our opinion writing unit by focusing sharing our opinions about the text we are reading this week-Rainforest Babies. After we read Rainforest Babies last week, we focused on parts of the text we liked stated our reasons and provided examples. Story and text reviews are just one more way to share our opinions through writing.
Thanks and have a Great Week!