Welcome Back from Spring Break! We hope everyone had a wonderful break. Our students have done a fantastic job picking up right where we left off and working hard!
Spring has sprung and our new unit will focus on the changes in the season and the life cycles of plants and animals. We will be planting our own seeds this week and observing changes in the temperature, weather, and nature.
Here are the curriculum highlights for the week:
This week in our writing workshop, we are practicing using “Wh” questions to describe real pictures of people and animals. We use visual prompts to complete our graphic organizer to describe who is in the picture, what the person or animal is doing, where the action takes place, when the action takes place, and why (inferring) the reason for the picture. Then, we are drafting complete sentences or paragraphs to describe our picture. Finally, when appropriate, students will type their sentence or paragraph.
If you would like a copy of the visual that helps with forming complete sentences to describe pictures or events, please feel free to email me.
We will also be working on an informative writing piece about the life cycle of a plant beginning this week.
We continue to focus on math computation skills relative to each student’s goals. Many students continue to use Touch Math strategies to help with addition and subtraction. We are also continuing our work on money and time (including word problems)
Students are reading comprehension passages about Spring and about the life cycle of Plants and then answering questions based on what they read.
Our library is full of new books about the season and students began new guided reading books at their level this week – so exciting!
Important Dates in April:
20th Sparkles Night
24th Menchies and Moes Night
26th Spring Fling