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Reading News-Nonfiction Text!
Hi! I hope you had a good weekend! This week we continuing our Storytown reading program by reading a nonfiction text called Dogs and focusing on the strategy of finding facts. While reading this text, students will be looking for nonfiction text conventions. Text conventions are parts of nonfiction books that give information to the reader such as photographs, captions, labels, table of contents, glossary, diagrams and close-ups. We will be learning about these conventions this week and other conventions that help us better understand nonfiction text. Make sure you ask your child later in the week what new facts they learned about dogs after they read our wonderful, informational story.
Addition/Subtraction Math Strategies!
This week we are continuing our district adopted EnVision math program. On Monday, two Envision letters are came home with your child describing topics 2 and 3 which focus on addition and subtraction strategies that we are covering over the next 4 weeks. The students will be learning various skills and strategies relating to both types of adding and subtracting problems.
Last week we began learning about our first strategy as we are focused on the addition/subtraction strategy of counting on/back 0, 1, and 2’s. This week we are learning the strategy of adding/subtracting with doubles and finding related addition facts to help us subtract numbers to 20. Our completed papers for counting on/back 0, 1, and 2’s are coming home with you child today. Please feel free to give your child some addition/subtraction problems and have them explain which strategy they used to solve it! Thanks for your math support!
Spelling News-Long Vowels-ee and ea!
On Monday, your child took a pre-test on our weekly, Storytown words, This pre-test is coming home copied onto your child’s practice/recording page. This page does not need to be returned to school as it just offers some ways for your child to learn their weekly, word family words. Once again, Monday’s words are coming home so make sure your child practices using the spelling ideas presented on the page. Thanks for your spelling support!
Group Words- see please need deal sleep mean green clean keep eat
Challenge Words- teapot beehive seaweed peanut mealtime
"Small Moment" Writing Update!
Last week we continued our writing focus by sharing “small moments” verbally and through descriptive sentences. We first began by choosing a topic to write about and then created introductions using pictures to help us begin our small moment writing. Last week, we wrote the introduction and the beginning part of our small moment writing to make sure the reader knows how our experience first began. Throughout the week we will complete the middle part of the story which is the part that gives the most details and information about the experience. Along the way, we will be adding feeling sentences as we maintain our story sequence of events. By the end of the week, we should have our first draft done and ready to go through the editing process. Stay tuned for more writing updates and have your child do “small moment” writing at home for practice! Thanks for your support!
This week we are beginning our I-Ready assessments using our Chromebooks. For this testing we use our Chromebooks as well as our class headphones to hear important directions while taking the test. Throughout the school year we will be using headphones for a variety of Chromebook projects and learning sites. Your child has the option to use their own headphones if they have some and they might be more comfortable than our classroom ones. Over time, our classroom headphones become heavy to wear and even though they produce good sound, might not be as comfortable as headphones from home. If your child has headphones, ear buds etc., that work well and can stay at school during the school year, then they can use them. If not students can continue to use our classroom headphones. Thanks!