Today, after we finished our morning routine and jobs, we got busy making our new spelling sort cards from our new spelling lists. After we took some time to talk about how our new spelling words are COMPOUND words, we watched a short video about compound words from our website.
Next, we started Chapter 6 in math, which is geometry. We talked about parallel and intersecting lines, then we practiced making some different shapes on geoboards using rubber bands. Tomorrow, we will talk about some other terms in geometry and work on this in our math interactive notebooks.
After morning recess, we met as a group and read our new story, "Suki's Kimono," which is a unique story about Suki, a little girl who lives in America. Suki wears a Kimono and geta to school one day and she finds that she is treated differently by some of the other kids in her class. The story has a happy ending, as Suki showcases her dancing talents to the students, who then realize she isn't so different from them after all. While we read, we discussed the vocabulary in this story as well.
For English, we introduced a new part of speech, a Preposition! We watched a short video clip to learn the basics of what a preposition is, then we started work in our interactive notebook for this part of speech. Tomorrow, we will finish this lesson and MAY even diagram out some prepositions using candy! You'll have to wait and see if we have time to make this happen!
After lunch, we had the MOST exciting afternoon!! We had our AR party, which was a BFG Party! The BFG means the Big Friendly Giant and boy, we love reading this book! We celebrated our accomplishments with special snacks from the movie, then we got to make dreamcatchers! Finally, we watched a bit of the actual movie before we headed into the music room to watch 1st and 2nd grade perform their music program dress rehearsal for our entire school! They did such a SUPER job!!
Homework tonight is just the reading calendar and any unfinished work you have from the day or in your To Do Folder. School Pictures Tomorrow! Arrive to school with your S M I L E!!!! :)
Have a wonderful evening!