I was overwhelmed by all the holiday and plane crash stories when the kids came in today! I was very happy we were doing a writing from personal experience piece. We worked today on constructing a good beginning sentence for our piece. We are also working on stretching out the word to hear all the sounds. In Really Great Reading we are working on spelling 3 letter words with the letters we have introduced, but many of the children are able to use more letters and write more words, so writing is becoming easier for them. We will be learning about breaking words into syllables so spelling longer words will be easier for the children.
Today we continued our study of the Native Americans, or First Peoples. We looked at and learned about the different kinds of homes they lived in and talked about why they had those kinds of houses. Ask me to tell you about Native American homes.
In the afternoon, as part of our math warm-up, we made a pictograph that shows what Native American home we would like to live in. We used math words as we talked about the pictograph to talk about what we found out.
We worked with pictures of shapes today, noting how one shape was different than the three other shapes in a group. We used the words from the word wall above to help use the most precise words we could to talk about the difference.
Have a nice evening!