Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27th


January 27, 2017
Here are a few highlights of our week:

In math we:
-Continued working on time
· 
In reading we:
·         Focused on Features of a Nonfiction Text
·         -Table of Contents
      -Index
-Glossary
-Pictures
-Captions

In writing we:
·         Continued writing How Tos

In Fundations we:
·         Finished our unit on consonant blends
·         We had a check-in on Friday

In science, we continued to talk about light. 

Have a great weekend,

Miss Walsh

Friday, January 20, 2017

January 20th

January 20, 2017

We had a great first week back to school in the new year.

In math:
-started working with time
-we focused on hour and half hour, we will begin working on drawing the hands of the clock next week

In reading:
-we started looking at nonfiction books
-we will be looking at different features of a nonfiction text next week

In Fundations:
-we introduced consonant blends (examples: st, br, sl)
-our trick words are would, could, should, her, number, over

In Science:
-we watched a Magic School Bus on Light
-Reading a light book during reading workshop

In writing workshop our class is working on writing How To texts so for our craft today we made paper footballs. We did not get much time to practice with them but they are in their backpacks.

Here is the link in case they get lost and would like to make one:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Paper-Football/step14/step14/

Have a great weekend!

Don't forget to read and pack the Read Across Wrentham sheets for Monday!


Miss Walsh

Saturday, January 7, 2017

January 6th

January 6, 2017

We had a great first week back to school in the new year.

In math:
-we wrapped up our unit 2 which focused on place value, numbers 1-120, and hundreds chart grids.
-next week we will be focusing on addition and subtraction within 15

In reading:
-we started talking about metacognition; thinking about thinking
-we focused on what we should be thinking about while reading
-we also reached 22 minutes of independent reading to earn Pj day!

In Fundations:
-the week before break we introduced glued sounds (ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk)
-next week we will add the suffix s to those glued sounds
-we will also have a check in

In Science:
-we finished up our weather unit
-started our light unit by using flashlight to determine where light goes and what it can travel through. We talked about objects that are translucent, transparent and opaque.
-we also read about polar bears in our Scholastic magazine and how they copy their mothers

I hope you all had a great start to your new year!
Miss Walsh

Friday, November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016

Here are a few highlights of our week:

In math we:
·         Reviewed missing addends (4 + ___ = 10)
·         Introduced missing numbers with subtraction (9-___=4)
·         Introduced a little bit of decomposition

In reading we:
·         Reached 18 minutes of reading independently and earned extra recess
·         Started working on retelling

In writing we:
o   Finished up our small moment writing!

In Fundations we:
·         Talked about the –an, -am, -all glued sounds
·         We had a check-in on Thursday

Have a great weekend,
Miss Walsh

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 4th


November 4, 2016
Here are a few highlights of our week:

In math we:
·         Introduced missing addends (4 + ___ = 10)
·         Reviewed fact families
·         Continued with word problems

In reading we:
·         Reached 15 minutes of reading independently and earned extra recess
·         Introduced all of our reading strategies and got book marks to help remind us

In writing we:
·         Continued writing about small moments
o   We focused on making our writing come alive and bringing our characters to life

In Fundations we:
·         Talked about bonus letters and the –all glued sound
·         We had a check-in on Friday

In social studies, we talked about voting and presidents of the past and present.

In science, in the beginning of the week we took home our plant seeds.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Walsh

Friday, October 21, 2016

October 21st

October 21, 2016
Here are a few highlights of our week:

In math we:
·         Mixed addition and subtraction
·         Introduced doubles facts
·         Had a mid-unit check-in

In reading we:
·         Reached 14 minutes of reading independently
·         Picked reading spots throughout the classroom
·         Began picking just right books on our own

In writing we:
·         Continued writing about small moments
o   We focused on writing crafts like bolded words and uppercase letters, speech bubbles, adding details, and beginnings

In Fundations we:
·         Had our last week in Unit 3 which introduced digraphs
·         We had a check-in on Friday

In science, we continued our plant unit. Our lavender plants sprouted and we planted grass seeds. We also made grass person plants as a craft.

Don’t forget that we are having our class Halloween Centers on Friday from 1-2pm.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Walsh

Friday, October 7, 2016

October 7th


October 7, 2016
Here are a few highlights of our week:
In math we:
·         Continued with subtraction strategies
·         We used manipulatives, number line, counting backwards

In reading we:
·         Reached 12 minutes of reading independently
·         Picked reading spots throughout the classroom

In writing we:
·         Continued writing about small moments
o   We focused on drawing pictures, adding speech bubbles and labels

In Fundations we:
·         Introduced digraphs (th, wh, ch, sh, ck)
·         Introduced the trick words; as, has, into, to

This week we talked about Christopher Columbus and finished our Junie B. Jones Shipwrecked which involved a play about Christopher Columbus. We also talked a little more about Johnny Appleseed.

On Wednesday, we had a great time at our Ward’s Berry Farm field trip! The boys and girls did a great job listening and had a blast! Thank you to our chaperones!

On Thursday, we had Pj and stuffed animal day!

Have a great weekend,

Miss Walsh