I am so sorry for not posting last week. I got ahead of myself and drafted the blog post on Friday, then completely forgot that I had not posted it come Tuesday. I hope you all enjoyed the long labor day weekend. Last week we continued to learn about place value in math, while also adding in comparing and ordering numbers before we started rounding. In language arts we worked on our writing stamina, learning the difference between a complete and incomplete sentence, revisiting the reason we capitalize words, and practicing our journal writing. Reading focused on building comprehension during independent reading. Students will looked at character traits and how they develop in a story. Our social studies unit on communities continued as students got involved in debating over which "city" they would rather live in, Free Town or Leader Town. We also had our first experience with MAP assessments in math and reading.
This week, we are going to talk about the properties of addition and practice our mental math for simple addition and subtraction. Reading is still focused on comprehending while we read with a focus on asking questions about the book. Our Personal narrative writing will be starting soon, so we will revisit the writing process and talk about different ways to brainstorm. In social studies we are going to use our Studies Weekly newspapers for the first time. This resources is a great too that teaches students about reading non fiction text while also getting in their social studies curriculum. As always, please let me know if there are any questions I can answer.