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Katie's School Updates

3rd Grade



School work















































11/14 Informational texts and continue working on multiplication and division
We will prepare for the mClass and mid-year assessments. Students will also participate in bullying lessons, digital citizenship lessons, and a research project on planets.

10/11 
working on multiplication and division, and 2 step word problems

character traits in reading

9/7
Start working on multiplication
Fables and folktales

8/22

This week, we will start standard
3.G.A.1 (Shapes and Attributes).
Content vocabulary: quadrilateral,
rhombus, rectangle, square, polygon,
attribute, angle, length, width.

We will start standard RL.3.3
(Character Traits). Students have
practiced positive character traits such as,
manners, helping people, etc.Please make
sure your child is completing the reading

response.

7/25 Math
This week, we will start on
Standard 3.NBT.1 (use place
value understanding to round whole
numbers to the nearest 10 or 100).
Students will do simple rounding and
rounding word problems. Content
Vocabulary: about, nearest hundred,
nearest ten, estimate.

We will start on standard RI.3.1
(ask and answer questions to demonstrate
understanding of a text). Students will
continue to “unraavel” texts and find their
evidence in the reading. Please make sure
your child is completing the reading
response. We will alternate fiction and
nonfiction.




7/11Math
This week, we will continue
working on 3.NBT.2 (using place
value to add and subtract fluently).
Students will use the inverse operation
and understand when the inverse
operation is appropriate.
*** Each Wednesday and Friday,
students will have a quiz. Quizzes will
need to be signed, corrected (if
needed), and returned the next day.
Literacy
We will continue working on asking
and answering questions (RL.3.1).
Students must provide proof of their
answer through textual evidence. We will
begin our mClass assessments on Monday.
We will have our practice BOG Friday, July
22nd. The actual BOG will be Tuesday,
July 26.


2nd Grade


6/28


6/20


6/14


6/6


6/1


5/23


5/17

school work








week of  4/18


week of 4/11

week of 3/30:


week of 3/21:

example work:




















week of 3/15


week of 3/8
For enterprise day, Katie made button bookmarks (buttons glued onto colored paperclips- she sold all of the monster ones, princess ones, and some of the flowers.



week of 3/1


week of 2/23


week of 2/15

week of 2/8 Katie is at active tracks, she said she liked it over kiddie academy. They've been going to the park and they are going to a hurricanes practice on Friday..


week 1/20


week of 1/11


week of 1/4












 report card




 IEP assessment-- making progress all around








 She got a 4 for her scrapbook!!!!




12/15


12/8


school work






week of 11/30


week of 11/23
Congratulations to our class for reading the Platinum Hedgie Level!! We have earned 125 hedgies this year, and will ceebrate by bringing in our stuffed animal friends on Tuesday!
Literacy:  identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain or describe, know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis in decoding words, know and use text features (ex- captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts of information in a text efficiently, know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis in decoding words. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams, write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section, demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing, form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns  Social Studies/Science:  changes over time, sound   Math:   fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction, explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations, use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem

week of 11/6 Literacy:  identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain or describe, know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis in decoding words, know and use text features (ex- captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts of information in a text efficiently, know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis in decoding words. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams, write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section, demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing, form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns  Social Studies/Science:  changes over time, sound   Math:   fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction, explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations, use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem

week of 11/2
Katie is doing track out at Kiddie Academy this week. Yesterday they saw the Lorax at the library. I got sent these pics today. They were making banana bread


11/4 they went to bounce u



11/5
Bats were the theme today. They went to the park and the discover center there. They played a game where they were blindfolded and would find another kid by claps.



week of 10/19
Literacy:  know and use text features (ex- captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts of information in a text efficiently, know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis in decoding words. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams, write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section, demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing, form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns  Social Studies/Science:  changes over time, sound   Math:   understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones, count within 1000; skip-count  by 5s, 10s, and 100s, read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons, fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction, explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations, use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem

week of 10/12 Literacy:  know and use text features (ex- captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts of information in a text efficiently, know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis in decoding words. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams, write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section, demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing, form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns  Social Studies/Science:  changes over time, sound   Math:   understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones, count within 1000; skip-count  by 5s, 10s, and 100s, read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons, fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction, explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations, use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem

1st nine weeks report card highlights and some of her work










 good conduct and work habits

 so proud of her 4 in science!

 consistent progress toward mastery


week of 10/ 7

Literacy: compare and contrast the most important point presented by two texts on the same topic, write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section, demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing, form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns Social Studies/Science: changes over time, sound Math: count within 1000, skip count by 5s, 10s, 100s
Field trip to Oak View Historic Park
Laps for Holly Grove

 
week of 9/27
Literacy:  write narratives in which they count a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure, demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking, form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs, use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified, determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area, know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis in decoding words.  Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences  Social Studies/Science:  changes over time, sound   Math:   count within 1000; skip-count  by 5s, 10s, and 100s, compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons 

Hedgehog of the Week: Katie Kosiner


week of 9/20
Literacy:  ask and answer, such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text, describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action, ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text, use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot, explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text, write narratives in which they count a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure, demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing, capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names, use commas in greetings and closing of letters, use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives, generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words, consult reference materials as needed to check and correct spellings, form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs, use adjectives and adverbs  Social Studies/Science:  our families and communities, solids, liquids, and gases  Math:   understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent the amount of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:  100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens-called a “hundred.”, read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded for

HGES Supports the HSHS “GOLDEN Hawks”         HGES celebrating “Spirit Week” to support                 HSHS Homecoming!Mon. 9/21: Crazy Sock DayTues: 9/22: Hat DayWed. 9/23: Banner Day:  Celebrate HSHS Homecoming. game by signing the “good luck” banner near the caafeteria.Thurs.9/24: Wear your favorite team/sport jersey/tee shirt  Fri.9/25:  HSHS Purple and Gold Spirit Day
“Building a sense of community.  Building a sense of pride.”

week of 9/15
Literacy:  ask and answer, such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text, describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action, ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text, use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot, explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text, write narratives in which they count a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure, demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing, capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names, use commas in greetings and closing of letters, use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives, generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words, consult reference materials as needed to check and correct spellings, form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs, use adjectives and adverbs  Social Studies/Science:  our families and communities, solids, liquids, and gases  Math:   understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent the amount of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:  100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens-called a “hundred.”, read  and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

week of 9/8
Literacy:  write narratives in which they count a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure, demonstrate command of conventions, and use adjectives and adverbs.  produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences, demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings,  use words and phrases acquired through conversation, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe, describe how words and phrases (eg. Regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem or song, use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot Social Studies/Science:  our families and communities, solids, liquids, and gases Math:   understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent the amount of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:  100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens-called a “hundred.”, use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends


week of 8/31 
Literacy:  write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. with guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing, describe how words and phrases (eg. Regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in  a story, poem or song,  use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot, use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. Compare formal and informal uses of English, determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion), produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification Social Studies/Science:  our families and communities, solids, liquids, and gases Math:   explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations. Explanations may be supported by drawings or objects, use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem 
We had an in-house field trip today for Science!  Ask your child what experiments they did learning about Solids and Liquids! 

8/25 week 5: Reading:  - use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot, use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. Compare formal and informal uses of English,determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion), produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification,  Writing:  write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure, with guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing Social Studies/Science:  our families and communities, solids, liquids, and gases Math:   Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.  By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.  I can use mental strategies to add or subtract numbers within 20 with ease. I can recall from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.  How can different strategies be helpful when solving a problem? 



8/19 week 4 Reading:  Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text, read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.  Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups. Follow agree-upon rules for discussion (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).   Writing:  narratives with sequence of events, including details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, closure  Social Studies/Science:  our families and communities, solids, liquids, and gases  Math:   Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.  By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.  I can use mental strategies to add or subtract numbers within 20 with ease. I can recall from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.  How can different strategies be helpful when solving a problem?


7/21 week 2 update: reading: ask and answer such questions as who, what, when, where, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text, read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading if necessary, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups. Follow agreed upon rules for discussion (e.g. gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking at a time about the topics and texts under discussion. 

Writing: narratives with sequence of events, including details to describe actions, thoughts and feelings, closure

Social Studies/Science: our families and communities. Solids, liquids and gases

Math: fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one digit numbers. I can use mental strategies to add, subtract, within 20 with ease. I can recall from memory all sums of two one digit numbers. How can different strategies be helpful when solving a problem. 



 1st day of 2nd Grade
Her teacher is Mrs Jones








First Grade
Last Day

some of her work... memory book, etc.

 favorite science 


 































4th Quarter Overview

Reading- For the 1st half of the quarter we will be working on Readers Theaters. We will be discussing characters and their feelings and being able to 'act' out those feelings through our reading. We will also focus on reading with expression and fluency. The 2nd half of the quarter we will be focusing on nonfiction books. Students will learn to read like scientist and will use what they read as research for a writing project.

Writing- Students will start the quarter reviewing all the different types of writing that we have learned about (narrative, informative,opinion, friendly letters, how-tos). At the end of the quarter students will be doing research, writing about a topic, and using digital tools to publish their writing.

Math- We will be very busy in math this quarter. Here are some of the topics we will be working on: addition and subtraction and word problems within 20, being able to mentally tell 10 more or 10 less than any given 10 digit number, 2-digit addition, nonstandard measurement, partitioning shapes (halves and fourths), and simple graphing,

Science- Observing different living things and learning about what they need to survive.


Social Studies- Explain ways people change the environment (cutting down trees, recycling, etc.) and how people use natural resources.



week of 3/9

Reading- Comparing different types of nonfiction text.
Writing- Adding more details to our narrative writing using the question words who, what, where, and when.

Math- Practicing our math fact fluency (addition and subtraction).

Science- No science unit this quarter, exploring different science topics through reading nonfiction, especially our Scholastic News Magazines.

Social Studies- Learning about ways our community has changed over time.


week of 12/15
Reading- This week we will be reading some nonfiction books to learn more about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. During Daily 5 I will be completing the middle of the year reading assessment with students. The results of this assessment will go home with the report cards.

Writing-  We will begin to discuss informational writing and what it looks like.

Math- This week we are working on telling time to the hour and half hour. Students should be able to tell time on an analog clock and fill in both an analog clock and a digital clock. Time to the half hour can be tricky for some first graders, please review this at home if students are having trouble with their telling time math homework.

Science- In science we will continue to explore measurement.

week of 12/8

Reading- This week we will be reviewing some of the information we learned about nonfiction text and will look at the features of both fiction and nonfiction text. During Daily 5 I will be completing the middle of the year reading assessment with students. The results of this assessment will go home with the report cards.

Writing- This week we will finish our How-To writing. Each child will complete a How-To booklet with an introduction, materials page, how to steps, and a closing page. These books will be displayed in the hallway and then sent home.

Math- This week we are working on the associative property of addition (students aren't expected to know this term, just that you can add numbers in any order.) We are using this property to add 3 numbers, looking for ways to make 10 to make adding the numbers easier. The students will be taking a math assessment on Thursday and we will be introducing telling time on Friday. Students are expected to be able to tell time to the hour and half hour. Please review this skill at home.

Science- In science we will continue to explore measurement



 week of 12/1
Reading- This week we will continue our focus of nonfiction books. We will focus this week on using the pictures or photographs to gain information and thinking about the facts that we learn as we're reading.

Writing- This week we will continue our How-To writing. We will add ordinal words (first, next, then, last) when listing our steps and using precise action words. We will also add hints or warnings to our writing and a closing.

Math- This week we are switching gears and working on subtraction. So far we have worked on thinking addition to solve subtraction problems (so to solve 10-4 we think of 4+__=10). Today we used an open number and ten frames to help solve subtraction problems.

Science- In science this week we will compare our heights and the lengths of our arms with our classmates.
week of Nov 10

Reading- This week we will focus on characters and comparing characters from 2 different stories. We will also be reviewing our Daily 5 procedures. A few times this week we will also be going down to the Media Center to do some lessons with Mrs. Adams (our Media Specialist, Miss Murray, got married :) ) on writing opinions about books.

Writing- We will be completing our last week of opinion writing. Students are expected to state their opinion, give 3 reasons supporting their opinion, and have a closing sentence. In class we have a graphic organizer that helps students to include all of these elements in their writing.

Math- We will continue place value. We will be grouping ones into groups of tens and looking at real-world problems involving tens and ones.

Social Studies- On Monday we will have a presentation from a K-9 police officer and his/her partner! We will be learning about what they do to help our community. We will also be discussing how different families and cultures celebrate weddings and when new babies are born.

Science- We will be doing 4 weeks of Social Studies and 4 weeks of Science this quarter.
report card



week of 10/14
Reading- Students will read and retell narrative text this week. Students will be working on reading with expression and using punctuation to help us read. We will also be practicing retelling throughout reading.

Writing- In writing we will begin a new type of writing, opinion writing. We will introduce the topic by looking at some examples of opinion writing and working on a shared writing piece.

Math- We will begin our Place Value unit this week. Students will be working on making groups on 10. They will also be looking at numbers as a group of ten and some left over (I have 4 tens and 3 ones which is a total of 43).

Social Studies- We will begin our new Social Studies Unit this week. We will be using literature to compare the languages, traditions, and holidays of various cultures.

Science- We will be doing 4 weeks of Social Studies and 4 weeks of Science this quarter.
week of 9/29
Reading- Students will read and retell narrative text with a special emphasis on characters.

Writing- In writing we will begin a new type of writing, opinion writing. We will introduce the topic by looking at some examples of opinion writing and working on a shared writing piece.

Math- We will begin our Place Value unit this week. Students will be working on making groups on 10. They will also be looking at numbers as a group of ten and some left over (I have 4 tens and 3 ones which is a total of 43).

Social Studies- We will begin our new Social Studies Unit this week. We will be using literature to compare the languages, traditions, and holidays of various cultures.

Science- We will be doing 4 weeks of Social Studies and 4 weeks of Science this quarter.
week 6-8
Reading- In reading groups this week we are working on reading and answering questions (fiction books). During our CAFE (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and expanding vocabulary) we are talking about asking and answering questions before and after reading fiction text, and in some cases doing written responses.

Writing- Students continue to work on Small Moment Writing (when students write about something that has happened in their life). This week we will focus on working with our partners on different parts of our writing. This includes: Making sure our stories have a beginning, middle, and end using transitional words (first, next, then, last), writing about just one small moment, and capitals at the beginning of sentences and ending punctuation.

Math- This week we are reviewing some strategies such as math mountains and number lines. We will also be working on "Making 10". Students can use this strategy to solve problems like 8+4; using a ten frame to show the 2 numbers and then "making a 10" to make the problem 10+2.

Social Studies- We are working on science again this week.

Science- We are exploring motion this week by making spinning twirlers and Twirly Birds. Students will also explore how different objects roll.

week of 8/25 week 5
Reading- We have started Reading Groups this week! We are going over procedures and expectations during reading groups. We have also been talking about retelling a book (by telling the characters, setting, and beginning, middle, and end).

Writing- Students continue to work on Small Moment Writing (when students write about something that has happened in their life). This week we will focus on reading our story to a partner and writing with precise action words. I will also be introducing letter writing as an activity to do during Work on Writing in Daily 5.

Math- This week we have started to solve subtraction problems. Students have been taught to draw a picture, and later we will work on using 10 frames and counting back to solve.

Social Studies- In Social Studies this week we reviewed and wrote safety rules after listening to the story Officer Buckle and Gloria.

Science- We will continue to balance shapes and use counterweights to keep them in a stable position.


week of 8/18 week 4

Reading-In reading we have begun Daily 5 rotations. I am still circulating in order to ensure that students can work independently. Next week I will begin pulling reading groups. We will be talking about a few reading strategies this week including Back up and re-read and Use the Picture.

Writing- Students continue to work on Small Moment Writing (when students write about something that has happened in their life). This week we will focus on editing our writing (for capital letters, spaces between words, and end punctuation), and writing endings that fit with our story.

Math- This week students will continue working on solving word problems and equations using different strategies. We have worked on 2 types of problem..unknown total (2+7=?) and problems with an unknown partner (2+?= 9).

Social Studies- In Social Studies this week we will be reviewing the importance of rules at home and at school.

Science- We will be beginning our science unit Balance and Motion this week by balancing different shapes using clothespins as counterweights.


Week of 7/21-7/25 Week 3

Math- This week students have been working on solving word problems and equations. We have worked on 2 types of problem..unknown total (2+7=) and problems with an unknown partner (2+?= 9). Students have been using counters and drawings to solve there problems.

Social Studies- In Social Studies this week we will be learning about Kelso's 8 Choices(Tell them to stop, go to another game, apologize, wait and cool off, ignore it, walk away, share and take turns, and make a deal). Kelso's Choices is a conflict resolution program that teaches students how to solve small problems (such as someone cutting in line or not sharing a ball at recess.)

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