Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No School January 21, 2019
January 23, 30 and February 6
Morning Meeting Share Topic
During morning meeting we are going to share things that we are an EXPERT on. Students are welcome to bring things that they can teach about!
In reading we began a new unit of study on reading fluency. We worked on rereading our texts, scooping words into longer phrases, talking like our characters and matching our voice to the mood of the book or character. We also worked in our small reading groups this week. The first and second graders were excited to work together and read some interesting books! Next week, I will conference with each student and continue giving them tips on ways to make their reading better.
The first and second graders built up their background knowledge on informational texts. We reviewed text features found in informational books. Our class made a reference chart with examples. We also did a fun scavenger hunt where students read through interesting and engaging informational texts hunting for text features! We used our document camera named ELMO to share our findings.
In math we worked on equivalent names. Students worked with unifix cubes to make trains of 6, 7, 9 and 10. We wrote equations to match our trains. Then students practiced making equivalent equations such as 6=4+2 or 7=3+4. Then we practiced with equations such as 2+4=3+3!! It really challenged students to use the equal sign in a different way.
As a whole class we are working on being respectful during our Related Arts classes (Art, P.E., Guidance, Library and Music). This has been a continued challenge. At the start of the new year, we reviewed respectful behavior as showing others that we care and that what they are doing is important. We modeled and practiced our P.A.W.S. rules and what they should look like during Related Arts classes.
I have been working closely with the other teachers to monitor, provide feedback and coaching to students who are struggling in his area, and for those who have been successful. On Monday we will break into groups for W.I.N. workshop where students who need it will get the reteaching and practice they need.