Learning Lately

Reading: We finished up practicing c and o this week. Each day, we continue to play sound games to break words apart and put them together in different ways like beginning sounds, ending sounds, rhyming words and syllables. We worked on basic reading skills by reading a simple book as a class. We used the pictures to give us clues about the words, we pointed to each word as we read going left to right and we focused on finding the sight word “the”.

Writing: We worked on adding details and labels to our writing. We worked together to make a list of family words that kids can copy down to use in their writing. We also worked on checking our work to see if it is truly finished- if often takes a few days to finish a piece of writing!

Math: We worked on sorting by attribute and guessing our friends rules for sorting. We sorted many objects including play money as an introduction to learning about money later in the year. We used our knowledge of attributes to build repeating and growing patterns.

Science and Social Studies: We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about what it might be like to live on the moon. We continued our work with weather by observing the clouds. We also worked on science process skills like observing and recording in a science notebook. We had a special guest speaker, Mrs. Naylor, who came to help us get to know her mother, Beulah Ralph. We also learned a little more about Mrs. Ralph and her important work helping desegregate Columbia Public Schools and promote equality in education!