Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Wednesday! Here's a rundown of our day...

1. Smiles right from the start...

2. Energetic morning meeting where we greeting one another with song, dance and smiles! 
3. Calendar/Weather
4. Math (Time, math stories, number order)
5. Daily 5
6. Sound of the Week
7. Exclamations!
8. Anchor Text
9. Recess/Lunch/Music/Phy Ed
10. Daily 5
11. More Sound of the Week...Building Words...We also worked with CrAzY y and ie that have the long vowel /e/ sound (baby, babies, etc.)
12. Snack
13. Writing/Illustrating

14. Pack up for Home

Have a wonderful night! :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What a FANTASTIC Tuesday!

We took our Unit 10 pre assessment which is all about measuring in standard units of inches and centimeters. 

We continued to work with ed and ing endings, building fluency, and using exclamation points to show excitement in our writing.

We read our anchor text of the week, The Dot and used a venn diagram to compare and contrast characters in the story.

We were hard workers today!

Have a wonderful night! :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Monday!

It was so nice to see everyone's smiling faces today! We kicked off the day with a great morning meeting. We did a knuckle greeting, shared about our weekend, and played some Coseeki.

Next, we headed off to Tiger Time. When we returned, we did calendar/weather and worked with double digit addition and subtraction as well as plane and solid shapes. We finished up our math time with Around the World using addition flashcards. This is always a favorite.

After math, we jumped right into our reading block with a round of Read to Self. Check out these bookworms...

Afterwards, we began to work with our new sound of the week. This week we will be focusing on adding ed and ing endings to words. Here are some examples of words we will be tested on for Friday's spelling test...hopping, baked, running, and hugged. We are learning to drop the e and add ed or ing to words like bike and rake. Secondly, we are learning to double a consonant at the end of a word like sit or skip before we add ed or ing. 

I also introduced our new high-frequency words for the week:


We had a super busy afternoon full of word building, decoding, fluency building, and so much. What a great day!

Have a wonderful night! :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday...

Have a wonderful night! :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend...From the sharing at morning meeting it sounds like that was the case!

We had a great energizing morning meeting today...
Greeting: 2, 4, 6, 8...
Share: Weekend
Activity: CoSeeki

Next, we headed to Tiger Time where we brushed up on math skills from last Friday. When we came back we did calendar/weather, went over our morning work, and jumped right into our math lesson. Today we continued to work with adding two double-digit numbers, however, our numbers today were prices. We had fun 'shopping' for food at the "grocery store." We worked with partners to choose what two items to buy at the store and then figured out how much money we would need to purchase both of the items. When we found the total, we then had to find that amount of money with our play money. They worked really hard and had a lot of fun along the way.

This week we will be talking about two letter combinations that make the same sound.../ou/ and /ow/. I refer to this sound as the 'Band Aid' sound because it sounds like one may sound when removing a Band Aid. A couple examples of words we brainstormed today with that sound were house, town, frown, and south. We did lots and lots of word building and decoding with these two letter combinations.

There was a lot of fluency and expression building happening in Room 15 today as well. It's so much fun to watch everyone grow in their reading abilities! I love it!

We had a fantastic day and hope you did too!

Have a wonderful night! :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

We had a really great Friday!

In math, we worked in small groups to read an solve math stories that involved double-digit numbers. Then we came up with our own and solved them too!

We continued to work on reading, language, and writing skills, took our spelling test, and read good books with good friends.

We had a great day!

Have a wonderful weekend! :)