The children continue to write their opinion about various topics and to support it with 2 reasons. Today they wrote about why they liked or didn't like summer. Needless to say everyone told why they like summer.
*sea creature addition
*adding numbers to our number charts
*building a representative map of the classroom (with blocks and cubes and dominoes)
*consonant digraph work (cut and glue pictures)
*Charlie Over the Ocean poem work
*drawing and writing about our animal habitats
"Out to Sea With Mr. McGee"
Music and P.E.
Volunteer: Molly Fox
We talked again about how you might use writing to change someone's mind or to make a change. We brainstormed things here at school that could be improved or changed. The children made a big list of possibilities and also the person who might be able to help with that change (i.e. the cafe staff, or Mrs. Noble).
*subtraction number sentence writing and computing
*measurement - comparing 2 backpacks
The children practiced using the Chatterkids app on the iPads. Mrs. Sloane, our technology specialist, visited to do a review lesson.
The children had each chosen an animal to learn more about. They took a photo of the animal (from their book) with the iPad and then were able to manipulate the mouth using the app and record their voice telling something about the animal.
Penmanship practice - Ww
Introduction to new just right books
Story - "The Day the Babies Crawled Away"
Special - Concert rehearsal
We read, "I Wanna Iguana" as a mentor text to learn about persuasive writing. A little boy writes letters to his mom to try to persuade her to get him an iguana. The children each picked a pet that they would like to have and wrote a letter to mom and dad to try to persuade them to get that animal!
*comparing size of backpacks - we checked 2 different backpacks to compare height and width. Children recorded the results in their math workbooks
*writing subtraction sentences and computing the answers
*addition practice - using a number line to "count on" to the sum of 2 numbers
*writing CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant) and changing one letter to make a new word
*science writing - choosing an animal to study, children chose from animal books borrowed from the library
*sequencing -putting plant pictures in order to tell the story
Story - "If I Built a Car" by Chris van Dusen
Specials - Music and p.e.
Volunteer - Lisa Anderson AM
12 of the children walked up to the greenhouse with Mrs. Booze, our community volunteer, to plant our humongous squash plants! The other 4 will go on Monday morning! :)
The children wrote about their favorite holiday in their All About Me writing books. They were asked to share 2 reasons that they picked that holiday. The children are being encouraged to be more specific - instead of saying "I like it!" add "I like it because I go to the beach and see the fireworks (for example).
*creating and solving addition math problems
*subtraction top-it game - partners each take 2 cards, subtract the smaller number from the larger and compare results. The person with the largest remaining number takes all the cards.
*Working with consonant blends - matching pictures with sounds
*Making covers for our Farm books
*Book review - children choose one book from their book bags to write about -tell why they chose it (favorite part).
Special - Library (mini golf creation)
Volunteers: Nancy Booze, Jenn Kumin, Yvonne Topping (AM)
Miss Janet (my mom( PM)