Mrs. Neal’s Newsletter – January 7-11
InReading,we worked oncharacter analysis(what the character looks like, how the character acts and feels, and his/her thoughts/words.
Listening: Students listened toThe Three Snow Bearsby Jan Brett and answered WH questions to work on answering details.
Word: Students completed rhymes with different word families and sorted different types of nouns (people, places, things) and looked around the room for different types of nouns.
Comprehension: Students read fiction and analyzed the main character’s looks, thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Read to Someone: Students partner readArthur Takes a Vacationby Marc Brown andFroggy Learns to Swimby Jonathan Landon.
InLanguage Arts/Word, students practiced
word wall words: Who, Where, Why, Write, Writing, Name
hunks and chunks: WH and WR
word family: -AME, -OTE
InWriting, we learned about how to write nonfiction and how to be aspecialist(a person who is passionate and an expert about a topic). Students chose topics at home and then in class we worked on coming up with supporting details for each one. Students worked on writing paragraphs with a topic sentence (includes the topic and main idea) detail sentences that support and describe the main idea, and a closing/ending sentence that summarizes the main idea.
In Social Studies,we began learning about colonial times, life long ago, and different occupations back then.
In Math,we practiced place value and writing numbers in expanded form 535 (500+30+5) and solving 2 digit math problems with partial sums 45+35 Add the tens 40+30=70
Add the ones 5+5=10
Students also completed math assessments aligned with the new common core standards on their grade card.