I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! I spent mine down in Tucson at my parents house. I had a great time with my family and rooted for ASU at the football game. Don't worry, I didn't let the ASU loss ruin my time off! It feels great to be back! we have a busy few weeks until our winter break, so be ready to rock and roll! I wanted to share a few cute pictures, one of us hard at work the day before break and my favorite class picture ever! I just love this one!
We started our NWEA benchmark reading test this week. We will finish it on Monday so please make sure your child gets enough sleep on Sunday night! We will take the math portion next Wednesday and finish up the following Monday. Computer tests can be a little overwhelming for the students so please share words of encouragement the next two weeks.
This week we had a blast doing math! We used geometry to cut adorable snowflakes for our winter board and did fun activities comparing numbers using less than, greater than, and equal to.
Reading: We started DIBELS testing this week and these kids are ROCKING it! I really think walk to read is going great! Next week our focus skill will be telling the main idea and details of a story. Our phonics skill will be long vowel o.
Math: Place value will be something we work on a lot throughout the year. These are the key ideas that we are working to really develop and build off of as we continue:
-composing and decomposing 2-digit numbers
-comparing 2-digit numbers
-EVENTUALLY (not next week) we will be adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers using place value
Writing: We will be writing a narrative, "If I lived In a Snow Globe" We will really be focused on using adjectives in our writing!
Grammar: We will focus on asking sentences and question words.
**We are now collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. If you drink soda or and other beverage with pop tabs please save them and send them to school! We will be trying to fill a big jug we have in the classroom.
**The Art Walk is January 30th. If you are able to donate a chair or have ideas of how to design our chair please let me know! I would love to have some ideas before we leave for break!
Have a great weekend!
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