Today we tried very hard to work on SPELLING a bit. This short week has made it tough to get to our spelling, handwriting, and calendar book times like normal! We threw in an extra M & M challenge one day and then didn't have school one day so these three things sure took a hit this week! Our hunk and chunk has taught us about PH, F, and FF sounds. We sure like the 2 rules that have been added to our spelling book because they help us know when to use an F and when we need an FF. Check our rule out below!
In READING today, Mrs. Day's side worked on their vocabulary booklets and Mrs. Jenkins' side read the story! We kind of flip flopped these lessons this week. Our vocabulary books are not finished so we will add more to them tomorrow but boy am I glad we ALL know what symphony music sounds like! It's NOT rock and roll for sure! It's a good think the beluga whales liked the sound of it too or our story would not have had such a happy ending!
In WRITING we are plugging away on our OPINION ESSAYS. Our kiddos are doing a SUPER job coming up with some really terrific reasons that we should agree with them! It is obvious that they have some VERY STRONG opinions. I have also enjoyed listening to the facts they are finding to support their reasons! By the end of this nine weeks they are going to have a good piece of writing to share with you at home!
In MATH we combined rectangles today! Wow, more than one shape and we were able to put them together to find the area of a much larger shape. Decomposing makes our lives so much easier!! A few of us needed some labeling reminders! We have to remember that area is labeled SQUARE UNITS, but we are getting the hang of finding the area for sure! And I already BRAGGED about our MENU clean up time earlier which was AWESOME! Tomorrow we will be checking TECHNOLOGY MINUTES so I am hopefully everyone has stayed on task during that rotation and are meeting their requirements!
PLEASE don't forget to wear your HOUSE shirt tomorrow! Susan will be here to snap a few pictures of our class for a big poster we are having made! Mrs. Day and I also have a NEAT challenge for you tomorrow too, because after all, if you're wearing your shirts, we should probably celebrate somehow, right?
Have a GREAT evening and we can't wait to see you in the morning!
~Mrs. J and Mrs. Day