This week in first week……..
Reading: We focused on the “long e” sound and the sight words: also, family, new, other, some, and their. Our story for the week was called, “Honey Bees” and we discussed how bees have different jobs just like people in a family have different jobs.
Grammar: We focused on nouns this week.
Math: We have been working on collecting and analyzing data in graphs. The students have used tally charts, bar graphs, and pictographs.
Social Studies: We have been learning about the Ancient Mayans and Aztecs. We have learned that both groups of people believed in many gods, used circular calendars, lived in different parts of Mexico, and farmed. Next week we will learn about the Ancient Incas and begin our unit on the 3 major world religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism). We are having guest speakers come on Wednesday and Friday next week to teach the children about the religions.
STEM: The challenge was to build the tallest shelf for an elf. The students used popsicle sticks and playdoh/clay to build their shelves. There’s a rumor that an elf may be visiting our classroom next week to cause some mischief.
Core Knowledge Sayings: We learned the saying, “Hit the nail on the head!” We learned that this saying means that you did a great job at something. The students came up with their own scenarios and wrote about them.
-Thank you to my volunteers who helped out during reading centers this week!
-We will be completing our midyear assessments for NWEA MAP (reading and math) and Dibels (reading) during the next few weeks before break.
-We are still having students forgetting or eating all of their food during lunch. Please make sure you are sending 2 snacks with your children even on pizza day (Wednesdays)!
-There is no school December 22nd to December 8th. The students return to school on Monday, December 9th. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season and travels safely to wherever you are going!
-We have decided to do the holiday party on Friday, December 16th. More details to come!
Enjoy the weekend!!