We had another great and busy week!
Reading: We practiced the letter names, sounds, and formation of m,n. We also practiced reading familiar poems and pointing to each word. The kids have a copy of the poems in their poetry folders and they get to illustrate each poem. We continued participating in literacy work stations as well as building our reading stamina! We are up to 5 minutes of independent reading!
Writing: We practiced the routines of writing time and finding the balance of talking about our writing while also making sure we are getting lots of pictures on the paper. We worked on writing our names at the top of our writing, choosing a topic, drawing, “rereading” our work and adding more.
Math: Since our curriculum is spiraling, we touched on many topic this week. We played Match it to identify equal quantities, and Top It to practice finding higher and lower quantities. We worked on growing patterns, repeating patterns and describing shapes. By practicing many topics more often, the students will retain what they have learned about a topic and gradually work towards mastery.
Science/Social Studies: For science this week we explored circuits at Maker’s Space and also worked on observing what is happening and trying something new. We continued to work on skills for school in social studies-the kids enjoyed reading My Mouth is a Volcano to learn about erupting/interrupting.