Math: We reviewed addition facts, reviewed flipping addition facts, continued 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, practiced illustrating word problems, and practiced fractions using pattern blocks.
IEW: 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: 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 new five words that they receive each day. Their new words are the last five words written in their Riggs notebook. They are also written in their planner each day.
Core Knowledge: We officially began our Ancient Egypt unit! This week we learned about King Tut and created his headdress. We also reviewed the mummification process and created the Nile River using yarn.
Guided Reading: Students working in reading groups and receiving coaching and instruction from me both individually and as a group. Students are rotating between centers: reading to self, reading with a partner, word work, and writing. We are also reading Ancient Egypt books together during this time.
I enjoyed seeing my students at the Harvest Festival! Those that weren’t able to attend were missed!