Here is a summary of what happened in our classroom:
In Langauge Arts...
Students were introduced to poetry. They learned the difference between prose: words in their best order (follows grammar rules, ordinary written language) and poetry: (best words in their best order (carefully chosen words to express feelings or ideas). They learned different characteristics of poetry. Using the following tree map, students categorize different elements of poetry:
The students had a ton of fun learning about alliteration with Jack Prelutsky's Bleezer's Ice Cream poem, then they came up with their own ice cream flavor creations to show their understanding of alliteration. Check them out below. Yummy!
Students continue to practiced subtraction using numbers lines and base-ten drawing. They are now subtracting a three-digit numbers from a three-digit number with regrouping. Some problems may involve regrouping in both the ones and the tens place.
Students practiced both the count back strategy and the count on when subtracting a three-digit number from a three-digit number. Students learned that when the numbers are close together, for example 428 - 385 = ? , the count-on strategy is more efficient than the count back strategy.
When the numbers are not close together, such as 425 - 129 = ? , the count-back would be more efficient to use.
Announcements and Reminders
Monday- Spring Day! Wear pastel colors, like pink, light blue, lavender, lemon