Poem: Did You Ever See?
Sight Words: did, play

Comprehension Strategy: This week we spent a lot of time retelling stories. When retelling stories we use our retelling chart that requires us to recall the characters, setting, and what happened during the story. It also addresses problem and solution.

We learned words in the -op word family this week!

Vocabulary: This week students found words in the "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Those words were sneer, beneath, mistletoe, nimbly, ramshackle, and flue.

iPads: This week we used the Grinch and on Chatterpix shared how we would make the grinch grin!

We also started working with a new app called BOOM Learning. This app has a deck of cards that are assigned that students work through a task. This week they were building CVC words using christmas light bulbs.

Writing: This week during Writer's Workshop we talked about speech bubbles. We found speech bubbles in some of our favorite stories like Elephant and Piggie. Then we practiced giving the Grinch a speech bubble using the app Balloon Stickies. After our lesson we added speech bubbles to our writing.

Math: We also practiced addition within 10 a variety of ways. We used number lines and counters to show how to add. Make sure to practice with those addition flash cards that went home! This is a 2nd nine weeks skill that will be tested!

Vocabulary: This week students learned about the word addends. Addends are numbers that are being added together. We looked at written addition sentences and circles the addends.

iPads: This week students completed a slides assignment of adding with a number line. They did pretty good showing their answer by dragging the circle to the answer on the number line!

Content: This week we had so much fun surrounded around the book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". We read the story during reading and during the week we brainstormed ways to make the grinch grin. With our answers we finished our Grinch craft to hang in the hallway!

We also had a lot of fun with our science experiment. We used a balloon with a heart drawn on it. Then we added baking soda to the balloon and put the balloon on top of the bottle. When the baking soda hit the vinegar inside it then began to blow the balloon up. We watched the heart grow 3 sizes!

After reading the story we played a favorite each year called Punch a Bunch! Students take turns punching through a cup covered with tissue paper to find a paper inside with a question from the story written on it. Students did their best to answer the question without looking back in the book! 

On Friday we had Grinch day when we wore all green and watched the movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". While we watched the movie we enjoyed green cookies and juice. We also had fun during reading and wrote sight words using green glue. 

SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

This week we continued learning about listening and following directions. We read the story Lucey Walker Nonstop Talker, listened to a story from Howard B. Wigglebottom, then helped determine when he was listening and when he wasn't from the story. We also matched descriptions to our whole body listening posters from last week. 

HOUR OF CODE: This week we also participated in The Hour of Code. Students played games on the ipad called kodable and ScratchJr. Students enjoyed learning how to code with these fun and engaging games. 

Reading: Students will...
-learn words in the -ot family.
-retell stories.

WritingStudents will...
-be "traveling" to different countries and learning about holidays around the world. 

MathStudents will...

ContentStudents will

Gingerbread Man

Poem: The Gingerbread Man
Sight Words: in, he

Comprehension Strategy: This week we worked on the skill summarizing. Summarizing is taking selections of text and reducing them to their bare essentials: the gist, the key ideas, and the main points that are worth noting and remembering. This week we read a variety of gingerbread stories and summarized the story by recalling the main idea and a few other ideas that would explain the plot and events of the story.

This week we learned words in the -og word family. A great skill to be working on at home is rhyming. Give your child a word and see if they can produce words that rhyme. For example say "log", they could come back with fog, clog, jog, etc..

Vocabulary: We read "The Gingerbread Man" and added the following words to our chart: dough, batter, glaze, sow, single, and delicious. To review some of these words we watch a video that showed us how donuts are made! YUM!

iPads: This week we used the app called Gingerbread Dress Up to decorate a gingerbread man, then we took a screenshot and uploaded our picture in Chatterpix to record where we would hide from others. We had a lot of creative looking gingerbread men!

We also used the app PicCollage to practice being a smarty speller. We used the doodle feature and the text feature to stretch out the words of pictures in the boxes to spell out the word. Take a look at some finished products! 

Writing: This week students learned about ending punctuation marks. We started by watching the sentence song and then discussed the different ending marks and when they are used in writing. Ending punctuation is a goal that was added to our board.

Students were also introduced to our writing check list. We discussed how a checklist is something that we use so that we don't forget anything. We make checklists when we go to the grocery store or when we are packing for a trip. I modeled how to use the checklist after completing a true story. After finishing students can get a marker and check off each item on the checklist if they can find it in their story. If it is missing, then they add it back to their story.

Math: This week we finished the story of 7, 8, 9, and 10. Number bracelets for these numbers were added to the math by myself choice from last week. Also, we added a new math with someone choice that allows students to work together to practice addition. It is called domino addition parking. Students take a domino and add the two sides together. When they have determined the answer, then they "drive" the domino to that number parking slot.

Vocabulary: Our word this week was add. Add means to put together. We talked about how if you have two piles of skittles and you put them together in one pile, you are adding.

iPads: This week students went into google slides to complete number bonds while adding numbers. They could use the candy corn pictures to help determine the answer that they dragged to the addition sentence and the number bond.

Content: This week we read many different versions of The Gingerbread Man. Throughout the week we talked about the characters within each version, the repeated phrase, and how the story ended. We kicked off our week by going on a Gingerbread Hunt. Students scanned QR codes which showed a video presenting a clue as to where to look next in the school. The hunt ended in the library with the book which directed us back to our classroom where we found THE GINGERBREAD MAN HIMSELF! We read the story as we enjoyed every last piece of him! :)

SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

This week we are learning how to listen and follow directions. We started the week with reading the book, "The Worst Day of My Life Ever!" We discussed how we sometimes think someone else is being mean, but it's our choice to listen and it reflects the events to come. We also talked about Whole Body Listening with posters showing what is needed to be a good listener using whole body listening. We also did a following directions coloring activity. Students listened to what they needed to color and what color. If they followed all directions then they got an m&m. We finished the week with a simon says activity. Students had to listen to 1, 2, and 3 step directions. 

Next week we will be participating in The Hour of Code. Students will use the iPad to learn how to code. They have so much fun with this and learn so much! Take a look at the videos below to learn more about this nation-wide event! 

Reading: Students will...
-learn words in the -op word family.
-review setting, summarizing, and retelling.

WritingStudents will...
-learn about speech bubbles in writing. 
-complete true story post test.

MathStudents will...
-learn about the word addend.
-use number sentences, number lines, and math tools to add. 

ContentStudents will be having a Grinch-filled week! 

ALSO- Mrs. Lamberson and Mrs. Richard’s classes will be selling items from their class businesses during lunch the week of December 4th.  Students can purchases chapstick for $1.00, two pieces of chalk for $1.50, key chains for $1.50, and necklaces for $1.00!