Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Awesome Adjectives!

This week in Writing, we learned about Adjectives. We learned that Adjectives are words that describe people, animals, things or places and Adjectives help us give lots of details in our writing. We also learned about synonyms and antonyms. We wrapped up the week with a project using Adjectives to describe ourselves!! We each thought of 6 Adjectives to describe ourselves and wrote them in our journal. Then we took those words and create a self portrait to include on our final project. We had a lot of fun!

Here are some of the final projects-

Think, Pair, Shares about the weather!

This week, we have been learning about the weather. We have been graphing the weather each day and learning some new vocabulary as well. We also learned about some weather related objects and tools that help keep us safe. We split up into small groups to talk about each item and the kids had such great comments about each object!! They did some great sharing in their small groups and then we brought it together to make a chart of all of our responses.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Working hard in Math!

Hello Parents!! 

 I wanted to share a few pictures of us working on some math concepts in our classroom! We've been working with the concept of 10, and we've been using ten frames to help us understand this concept. We've also been practicing "subitizing". Subitizing sounds like a tricky word, but it's a really easy concept! Subitizing is the skill of being able to quickly recognize representations of numbers without counting. This can be something as simple as holding up 5 fingers and knowing that there are 5 fingers without having to count. We've been practicing this skill with ten frames. We learned that if the top row of the ten frame is full- it's five! If both rows are full- it's 10! It's been really helping us build number sentences and add numbers together. Once we already know that a full frame is 10 and then we see 3 more in a separate frame, then we know that is 13! Or even 10+3=13! It's been a great few days in Math! Thanks for your support at home!! 

Last Friday, we painted numbers into ten frames!

On Tuesday, we built numbers with ten frames and counters!