A RECAP OF OUR WEEK & A GLIMPSE AT NEXT WEEK
We spent Tuesday and Wednesday reviewing the concepts covered in Unit 1 of our reading series (phonics, spelling, comprehension, grammar, writing, and high-frequency words). Students spent part of Thursday and Friday taking the Benchmark assessments. For specifics regarding what we reviewed and tested on, please refer back to my newsletter for the week of 10/3/16.
Next week: Vowel Sound in ball; Digraphs sh, th; High Frequency Words – catch, good, no, put, want; Comprehension – Main Idea using the skill of prediction
Our class hosted Prayer Service for grades K, 1, 2, and 3 on Friday morning. Since October is the Month of the Holy Rosary, we took time this week, to focus on how to pray the rosary. We talked about the different prayers associated with the different beads and about the Mysteries of the Rosary – Joyous, Sorrowful, and Glorious. We know that we recite prayers when we pray the rosary but we also try to keep our minds focused on the events in Jesus’ life or the Mysteries of the Rosary. We also found a great interactive website http://www.fatima.org/essentials/requests/onlinerosary.asp The class was very excited about sharing all that we learned over the course of the week during Prayer Service.
Next Week: Praise – How did people in the Bible praise God? What are ways that we praise God?
During Math we continued focusing on subtraction. We explored subtracting by comparing groups of objects. This helps us to answer questions that ask how many less or how many more.
One of our Math Tub activities this week was a Jack-o-Lantern Glyph. Glyphs are simply a pictorial form of data collection. They can be used help children follow directions, read a legend, and use critical thinking skills. Our Jack-O-Lantern Glyphs were created to accurately reflect something about each student on Halloween. We will revisit our glyphs next week and use them to analyze and organize data.
Next Week: We will continue with Subtraction and move into Related Facts (a group of four facts that use the same 3 numbers such as 4+1=5, 1+4=5, 5-4=1, & 5-1=4.) . Important vocabulary will include: subtract, minus, difference, compare, and related facts.
We discussed the concept of time during Social Studies. Although we cannot see time, we can see things that show us time such as clocks and calendars. We have been creating a Time Line in our room since the first day of school. Our time line is also a way for us to “see” time. When something unique or unusual happens on any given day, we make a note of it on our time line. The idea of time-past, present, future-will also soon tie in to Language Arts and into Math when we work on our Measurement chapter.