Writing: Our class has been hard at work on writing informational books. We’ve chosen to write about a wide variety of topics that reflect our expertise such as; soccer, Michigan, frogs, dogs, our friends, and lots more. We have focused on writing strong introductions and conclusions and have also composed topic sentences on our fact pages. We have also learned to add teaching in our pictures using captions, labels, and diagrams. These writers are really filling up their pages with great informative details!
Reading: We have extended our reading and thinking by using fiction and nonfiction books to learn about a topic. Some of our topics are Cats, Seasons, Presidents, Weather, and Dinosaurs. We’ve become critical thinkers in learning how to distinguish fact from fantasy. However, we’ve also found “fact nuggets” or real facts hiding in our fiction books. Throughout this unit, our reading partners have been important as we discuss and share our thinking.
Math: We are really having fun with our latest math unit on measurement, time, and shapes. So far, our class has learned how to tell time to the hour and half hour. Next week, we will learn more about shapes and how to divide them into equal shares or parts.