Happy Monday! Can you believe tomorrow is October? The first month and a half of school has really flown by. Continue reading to see what is happening in 3M this week!
We have been really focusing on making predictions in both informational and fictional texts. Not only have we been making predictions while we are reading, but we’ve been using evidence (clues) from things we’ve read to support our predictions! When reading with your child, ask them to make a prediction. Make sure they have a “because” or a reason for their prediction. This reason should come from evidence or clues that they read in the text. Last Friday, we had Mrs. Townsend come in to teach us a lesson about making predictions based on character relationships. She used a silly story by Judy Blume to teach the lesson.
This is a comprehension skill/stretegy that will be emphasized the entire year. We are always making predictions throughout our day, not just during our Reader’s Workshop time!
Miss Kourtni will be book chatting a book she read in our classroom in the next week. Check our twitter/blog for pictures of this soon.
Stick Dog by Tom Watson is a popular book in our classroom! Miss Morrison did a book commerical for it last week and almost all of us signed up to read it. She even ordered more copies so that more than one person can read it at a time.
Can you tell we love reading in 3M? Parents…what are you reading? Post in the comments…we’d LOVE to hear from you 🙂
We are now in Unit 2 in math. The emphasis of Unit 2 is addition and subtraction. We have been practicing fact extension, fact triangles, and fact families. We will be using our addition/subtraction knowledge to work through a few real-life activities in the next few days!
As always, it is important to continue practicing math facts with your child. The emphasis is not on rote memorization but on fluency. Making sure your child understands what the number means is key!
In writing this week, we will be tying together what we learned in September to make signs for our classroom! We will be applying our knowledge of complete sentences vs fragments, commas in a series, and rereading will writing. We also will be practicing different fluency and idea strategies to help us prepare for our first piece of writing that we will start next week!
As you may have seen on Twitter, we just finished up dissecting owl pellets. We absolutely LOVED it and found so many interesting bones! Over the next few days, we will be discussing what we learned. A study guide will be completed and sent home to prepare for our quiz on Friday. Our quiz will be a mix of all different kinds of questions, including a writing prompt! Look for this in the next few days.
A HUGE thank you again to all of you who came to support our classroom at the mini golf fundraiser! It was SO appreciated. A Chalkboard gift card of $209 will be making its way over to my school mailbox in 3 weeks or so. The owner even said that ours was the most successful night to date! Way to go 3M families 🙂 As I said before, words can’t thank you enough for your wonderful support.
Not pleased with your child’s pictures? Do they just not look like themself? Picture retake day is October 18th. Please send your child’s pictures in that day for them to receive a retake!
Have a wondeful week! Don’t forget to check our Twitter for exciting videos and updates throughout the week.