Learning Lately

Reading: We focused on learning the name, sound, and formation of e and r this week. I assessed each child to see how they were doing with letter names, sounds, and formation. Children who need more practice will work on this during their reading groups along with other beginning reading skills. Children who have mastered this will move on to learning sight words, blends and digraphs, as well as reading skills.

Writing: We began our personal narrative unit this week by reading Rain Feet, a story about playing in the rain. We worked on thinking of a true story from our life and showing it on paper using pictures, details, and labels. I have been modeling writing a sentence after drawing the story so children who are ready for this challenge can go for it!

Math: We played games to compare numerals this week. We also introduced combinations of ten with with game 10 bean spill. We continue to work on basic math skills such as counting, sorting, understanding quantity. We use our small group math time to zero in on skills children need more practice with or skills that challenge the children.

Science and Social Studies: We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about how fish breath. We read about fall and took a walk to look for signs of fall around our school. Our cool tool this week was about respectful behavior during the Monday Meeting.