Reading: We have been so busy learning about nonfiction and the features of nonfiction. We also have been asking questions before we read nonfiction, during reading, and after reading. In small reading group each group is working on different things like predicting, retelling the story, figuring out words independently, and thinking while reading, “does this make sense?” Some groups are working on breaking longer words into chunks, consonant blends, and endings like s, es, ed, and ing. We continue reviewing letter names and sounds and how to put them together to read and spell words.
Writing: We continue writing nonfiction. We have been working to make sure our writing is complete with a realistic picture, labels, telling the topic, adding 3 facts, and adding an ending. Some children are even adding features of nonfiction like headings or tables of contents.
Math: We are working on addition and subtraction- understanding the operation, solving number stories, and representing situations with a number model/number sentence using the symbols +, -, and =. We continue to practice understanding teen numbers as a group of 10 and some left over.
Science and Social Studies: Our cool tool this week was about bathroom expectations. We also learned about fruits and vegetables and how to eat the rainbow!