Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Weekly Review: October 2-6, 2017

I must have been SUPER tired from our field trip! I forgot to blog about our week!

Math: We reviewed addition factsreviewed flipping addition facts, began identifying words—such as more or less—in word problems, continued counting by ones and tens, completed patterns, identified numbers that are smaller or larger than others, wrote the time, and practiced illustrating word problems.

IEW: As a class, we are reading Shel Silverstein poems. We read two poems this week and identified our spelling words within the poems. We also worked on creating sentences using our spelling words and illustrating those sentences.

Riggs: We are up to 30 words a day! Every morning we test 30 words. We receive five new words each day, and the first five words on the list that day drop off for the following day. So our spelling words are a rolling list of 30. Check student’s Riggs notebooks for checkmarks beside words. These are words they need to practice for homework—along with their daily five words.

Core Knowledge: We finished our Mesopotamia unit and began our Ancient Egypt unit! To kick start our new unit, we read about mummification and made mummies out of our pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.

Guided Reading: Students working in reading groups and receiving coaching and instruction from me both individually and as a group. We are also reading Ancient Egypt books together during this time.

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch at Bushue’s Family Farm:
While we had a blast picking pumpkins and making dirt babies at the pumpkin patch, I believe my students enjoyed the corn maze the most! We were able to complete the maze numerous times during our visit to Bushue’s Family Farm. We also had the chance to pet the farm animals.

When we returned to the school, the students played while some very helpful volunteers and I cut all the tops off the pumpkins. The class then walked through the steps of mummification. The mummies turned out better than I even imagined!