Pathways: Screech visited twice this week to tell students about 2 new spelling rules. When we hear the /KW/ sounds we will spell them with a QU. They also learned that Q always needs U. Screeched also taught us that when we hear /K/ at the beginning of the word, we can choose a C or K to spell that sound. However, more words start with C than with K so we should choose C if we aren't sure. We are continuing to review vowel town and the vowel spellings as well.
Shared Reading: We are learning how to ask and answer questions about a text. This week we practiced asking questions before reading a text, during the text and after reading the text. We also practiced reading questions and highlighting sentences in the text that help us answer those questions.
Math: Students have been learning strategies that help them to be fluent when solving addition and subtraction problems within 10. We will continue to work on that learning target ALL YEAR :) But now we are learning how to add and subtract accurately within 20. This week we learned how to use the number line to accurately add and subtract within 20.
Writing: Over the last 2 weeks we have been learning how to write a specific topic sentence that includes a when, who and what (Over the summer, I went to Florida.) then we practiced writing 3 specific details and an ending sentence. We learned that we could end our writing by restating the topic sentence, asking a question related to our topic, or by writing how we feel about our topic. Students have been working very hard!
Over the last 2 weeks we have had a lot of FUN! Some students got to eat lunch with Mrs. Farrell for green charts the whole month. We took a school wide KC royals picture. Our class earned a slipper day for great cafeteria behavior. We had 2 Watch Dog dads visit us. We had a fall party and we had the APEX program!!!! What a FUN filled couple of weeks!