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! :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WaCkY wEdNeSdAy...

Here we are all stylish in our hats and sunglasses...

We had a busy day and learned all kinds of great things!

In math we did addition with regrouping...

Worked with the oo sound :/oo/, /ou/, /ew/, and even threw in some /ue/ and /u-e/! We also worked with indefinite pronouns and so much more. They were some really hard workers today!

We went out the last 15 minutes of the day to enjoy the sunshine!

Have a wonderful night! :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Monday!

Today we practiced adding two digit numbers using the above or below method. We listened to a story problem like this...

Then we set up our addition equation and found the total using one of these two methods...

                                     Above Method Regrouping    Below Method Regrouping                        

 They were fantastic workers!

After lots of practice, we practiced more with a partner through a game.

Our new sound of the week is the /oo/ sound as in moon. We have three different letter combinations that we will be working with.../oo/, /ou/, and /ew/ as in boot, soup, and new. We did lots of practice with these and also did some work with our new high-frequency words of the week:

We had a busy afternoon!

REMINDER: Book orders are due tomorrow if you are interested.

Have a wonderful night! :)