Friday, November 30, 2012

Math This Week

We LOVED playing the What's Missing Game!! Ask your child how to play this game.
Look at all of the objects!
Close your eyes.
What's missing? for Lexie

Lexie is the Special Person this Week!

Friday, November 23, 2012

This Week In KC

We celebrated the 50th day of school this week! We make crowns and played Race to 50 with Mrs. Mead's class!  Thanks for all of the wonderful gratitude grams!  I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend...see you on Tuesday!
 The Queen came for a visit!
 Playing Race to 50 with a friend

Shared Reading
During Shared Reading time we are reading Will You Be My Mother and Hairy Bear. You can see above that we wrote words that have the AM chunk. We learned if you can spell AM you can spell bam, clam, ham, Pam etc. We are also working on the strategy of asking ourselves while reading and writing  Does it sound right? Does it look right? Does it make sense?

Writing Workshop
 We are learning about small moments. At writing time, we have been reading and talking about how these books have parts to them that are small moments. 

We are starting a new math unit about patterns. 
You can download the parent letters below.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

This Week In KC

 At math time we have made cube sticks of our names. We have been comparing our names with classmates. In our math books we are recording names that are shorter, longer or the same.
 comparing names
On a different day we had to put four names in order from shortest to longest or longest to shortest. We recorded our results in our math books.
 Fall Alphabet Bridge Map
  We worked on words with the all chunk. One of the stay days recorded words with the all chunk.
We made pattern block turkey's 

 Writing Workshop Small Moments
At Writing time we are learning how to write Small Moment stories. We worked with Mrs. Clancy on writing a Small Moment story about Apple Picking.  Ask your child about their Small Moment Story! We are also working on  publishing a story from our writing folders. Some students have been working on the illustrations.