This week students worked very hard to publish their non fiction writers workshop books! They simultaneously have been researching information for their ecosystem books as well!
Another week is gone. It feels that the days are going by fast!
After our successful trip last week, 2A has started tracking the progress of class plants by experimenting with different amounts of sun light and water.
In writers workshop students have been writing their“All about” books and are beginning to revise their work. If you have any time at home to help them do a little research, go for it!
In math we took am assessment to end the week to check our progress in graphing. Students are becoming more comfortable gathering their own datas and representing it in different ways.
A busy few months! it has been awhile since we have posted!
In UOI we began inquiring into our Central Idea and lines of inquiry. Students started by collaborating to figure out what they already know and what they need to learn more about to fully understand this unit. We visited the Evergreen Park and discussed the different parts and how animals interact with them for survival.
This has been a crazy busy unit!
Students have been busy creating experiments, conducting research, asking questions, measuring and becoming experts in adding detail.
You can continue some of this learning at home by wondering about things out loud and asking your child their opinions. Also, I find the phrase “I dont know… what do you think?” and ” Im not sure, how could we find out?” to be really helpful!
Next week is international week… see you then!
This week saw the conclusion of our first unit of inquiry and the transition into our next unit!
Thank you to all of your support in recording the class taking action at home so they can reflect here at school.
This new unit’s theme is “How We Organize Ourselves” and we will be inquiring into the Scientific Process along with matter and its properties.
Over the next few weeks stay tuned for more photos and descriptions all all the great things we have been up to!
A busy week behind us and a chaotic one ahead!
This week we really dove into our unit of inquiry by using Seesaw to help us reflect on who we are as people and as community members. We thought about the roles we play in our commmunities and how we can contribute. We also began brainstorming how we could find out more about our community. Please please please take the opportunity to start recording on see saw the “student action” of your kids helping out in your home and around the community. Also, if they want to interview people around your community to know more about who they are and how they are helping, add that too!
In math, we continued to build our knowledge of numbers but using base ten blocks to help us construct numbers. We also learned how if we are chaotic while trying to solve problems, we will not be as successful as if we use different systems to check our own and each others work.
In reading students had their reading levels assessed and can begin using Razkids at home. Their passwords have been sent home with them today and the teacher name should be jnock0.
In writing, students have been adding talking, emotions, and their five senses to stretch out their stories. A big realization they came to this week was “we need to be telling every single thing that happened and every little detail from a short part of time”.
Brace yourselves for the typhoon!
Hope you had a good weekend:)
Last week was a busy one and coming in on Monday I can see im not the only one who has been feeling under the weather. A good reminder to wash our hands and make sure we get some fresh air.
In nath last week we continued working with place value and started looking at even and odd numbers. At home, you can go over how to split 10’s and 100’s to reinforce the idea that the ones place determines if a number is even or odd!
In writing we started looking at the craft of writing and found out how good writers focus on one small moment by using details rather than giving an account of entire day. We try to tell stories likes “When I went to the park and saw a baby duck all alone” rather than “the time i went to the park”.
In UOI we focused on our own personal communities. Students started categorizing the different roles in their communities. This week we will begin looking at how we contribute to our communities and will begin a sort of diary to detail how we contribute to our community.
Uh oh… It seems my post didn’t go through!
Last week in writing our class started in on writing personal narratives. We talked about how we tell stories from our own lives so we always have something to share with lots of details. We looked at how we write about one small moment from the memory instead of writing about a whole day and we learn different ways to generate ideas