Language Arts: We are working on the unit called Readers have Good Habits. We continued to work on Good Habits they have already learned. They also learned to use their retelling hand, reread their books, take a sneak peek, do a picture walk, sounds out words and look for parts in the words. They also worked with their partners to work as a team, read together, give reminders, and grow ideas together. We are using bookmarks and stickers to encourage independent and partner reading, staying on task and increasing stamina.
The students are working on writing their Small Moment books. They continued to learn to stretch out words to spell them, use sight words, listen for little words inside words or chunks, write words part by part, tell small steps, give details, reread our writing, unfreeze our characters by making them move, talk, think and feel, and use words they know. We will be celebrating one of their stories next month.
Math: We finished our chapter on Number Bonds. The students learned how to write number bonds with the whole, part, part. The triangle flash cards are a great way to practice number bonds. They finished the next chapter on Addition with Numbers to 10. They learned how to add in different ways including counting on, using number bonds, using the number line and using their fingers. They also learned how to solve addition problems and write addition sentences. We started our chapter on Subtraction.
Science: We are learning about shadows, the sun, and light. The students have been doing experiments and discovering what makes shadows. They traced their shadow three times on one day. We made a chart about what they know and want to learn about. They did another experiment making shadows with flashlights and different types of materials (transparent, translucent, solid or opaque). They also made shadow puppets.
Columbus: We studied about his voyage through books, movies, playing games, and activity sheets.
Fire Safety: The Colebrook Fire Department visited the students and taught them about the importance of fire safety. We also read books, learned fire safety rules, and completed activity sheets.
Halloween: We learned about and celebrated Halloween. We went to the senior center to parade in our costumes and enjoy time in our community. The students read books, wrote about Halloween, did activity sheets, watched a movie with their Kindergarten buddies, played games and had a party. Thank you to all of the parents who helped!
Social Skills: The students are practicing to be better listeners by listening with their whole body. We call this Whole Body Listening or being Mindful. We are working on using kind words and getting along with our peers. We are continuing to work on listening to directions the first time and not interrupting.
Upcoming Events Next Month:
Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Break, Election Day