Math: We are continuing to work on adding and subtracting two digit numbers. We are also reviewing patterns, creating number sentences, counting money, writing the time, writing and illustrating fractions, reading a thermostat, and completing word problems. We have also added expanded form to our math skills!
IEW: We are currently writing about our reading. We are also reading poems, identifying key words, and summarizing our reading using these key words.
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 check-marks 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. We are also reviewing multi-letter phonograms.
Guided Reading: In guided reading, we are currently reading Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato. We are discussing making predictions and retelling the story. We are also using our reading buddies to help us read words that may be difficult to us. This week's vocabulary words are puny, wrenched, and budge.
Core Knowledge: We are currently learning about the American Revolution and Westward Expansion.