Many thanks to our family and friends for coming to our first writing celebration! We are so thankful you came!
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Writers show two sides of a space, such as:
...above the ground and underground.
...outside a building and inside the windows.
...the side of a car and people in it.
...above and below the water.
...standing inside a room looking out.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Good morning! Our Warrior Walk-a-Thon is in progress and we're having a BLAST! Meanwhile, here's what we've done this week:
- We have worked on our personal narratives to prepare for our writing celebration next week (more info to come). We've been working on organizing our spreads and space on each page, making our words look right, and dressing our characters as well as including lots of details in our illustrations.
- Did you know we have been going to med school this week? We're learning to help sick sentences (those without punctuation, correct capitals, correct spacing, etc.). This week our focus has been on a capital letter at the beginning and punctuation at the end. We are GREAT doctors!
- Fact families are a main focus of our math this week. We can make FOUR (that's a lot!) facts using just THREE numbers! Ask us how!
- We are continuing to study different tricks and tips for being better readers, like what certain letter combinations say and cross-checking information by asking ourselves if something looks and sounds right and makes sense.
- In Power Up time, we've been playing lots of addition and pattern games with Mrs. Willaman's class.
- Midterm ends Tuesday. You may not see grades for all subjects yet, but no worries. We are plodding away with them.
- No spelling words yet. I just completed everyone's evaluation for everything (reading, writing, grammar, and language), so it's getting close!
- We'll be having our first Writing Celebration in our classroom next Friday at 10:45 am. Come out to see some great writing and then maybe stay to have lunch with your student too!
Posted by Christi.Overman at 7:57 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
We are learning about healthy sentences by pretending to be doctors. We've spent LOTS of time studying what healthy sentences look like so when we meet a sick one, we'll know right away. Here are some pictures of us in med school today.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Sometimes writers use lots of background, like Chloe...
Sometimes writers add SOME--but not a lot--of background, like Haylea T...
Monday, September 15, 2014
During Power Up time, some kids go to small reading LLI groups, while the rest of us stick around and play math and literacy games with Mrs. Willaman's class. Today we played True or False Scoot...we had to do algebra problems and decide if a number sentence was correct or not. We work together well and are doing well helping without cheating and telling answers!