We spent the week getting to know each other and learning the routines of the classroom. We made monster glyphs, reviewed 3 reading strategies: Check for Understanding, Read "Good-Fit" Books and Re-read Favorite Books. We jumped right into building our reading stamina too and are already at 7 minutes for the whole group!
In science we began our study of insects. This week we focused on asking questions and reading pictures to find information (another helpful reading strategy!).
Here are some photos of us working hard this week! Please comment and tell us what you think.
|Building our reading stamina!!!|
|Why monster glyphs? Glyphs are a mathematical tool that teaches students to glean information from a picture. These glyphs tell what our favorite season is, how many siblings we have, favorite school subject and whether we are boys or girls.|
|In math we learned two new vocabulary words: alike and different. We spent the week sorting frogs, bugs, unifix cubes and people into groups that were "alike" and "different."|
|Question of the day: What can you learn about insects from reading this picture? Reinforces the idea that there are 3 ways to read a book: read the pictures, read the words and retell the story.|