Friday, November 17, 2017

Our Busy Week

We have had a busy week in Room 6.  Below is a recap of the exciting activities we have been completing.

During Word Work we explored two new apps -- Word Cloud and Magnetic Letters.  Students practiced spelling their Red Words with these apps.  In addition, students learned how to take a screen shot of their work on their iPads and upload the photograph from the camera roll to their Seesaw accounts.  Make sure to check your child's Seesaw account to see their wonderful work.  

In Reading and Writing Workshop we thought about ourselves as characters and how, "You are the main character in the story of your life".  On Monday, students brainstormed character traits that described themselves on paper.  Later in the afternoon students learned how to used Google Documents to type up their character traits and print them.  On Tuesday, students cut out their character traits.  On Wednesday, students used oil pastels and water colors to create their self-portraits.  Yesterday, students glued their self-portrait and character traits to a large piece of paper.  Student work will be on display in the hallway during conferences.

In math we completed the remaining lessons in Unit 3 and took the Unit 3 post assessment.  Today students completed the Unit 4 pre-assessment.  In addition, we had our Character Unit celebration this afternoon along with 4-Winds. 

Coming home with your child today is their report card and a Vacation Menu filled with activities they can complete for points over vacation.  If you have any questions please let me know. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Counting Up and Counting Back

Today in math we learned two strategies for subtracting: Counting Back and Counting Up. For the Counting Back strategy students learned to put the BIG number in their head and count backwards.  For the Counting Up strategy students learned to put the smaller number in their head and to count up to the larger number.  Students also learned that when the numbers are close together it is easier to use the counting up strategies and when numbers are far apart it is easier to use the counting back strategy. 


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Hot Shot All-Star

We had a great lunch sharing our plans for this weekend and our favorite place to have dinner. Congrats to these Hot Shot All-Stars!