Here is a summary of what happened in our classroom:
In Langauge Arts...
We will be taking a break from our categorical narrative about summer activities. We will come back to that writing piece at a later time this quarter. Students have been working really hard this week on a new chronological-narrative writing piece. Students were asked to chose a one-day event that they recently experienced to focus on. They created circle maps to help them brainstorm and participated in collaborative conversations with peers about their circle maps to help generate more ideas. Then they began to write their first sentences of their narratives using a flow-map chart to help them sequence their ideas.
This week students spent a lot of time practicing how to respond to a question by answering it in a complete sentence, providing sufficient details, and text evidence. Students used Q.A.D.E. to help them follow all these steps. We practiced this with constructed-response-type questions to the various picture books we read this week.
In math, students used number lines to compare two-digit numbers. They learned the number with the farther distance away from zero is the larger number. Students then explored empty number lines. Students learned an empty number line can be a valuable and flexible tool when comparing numbers. Later in the week, time to the hour was introduced using analog and digital clocks. Students learned how to properly write the time on an analog clock with the hour hand being shorter than the minute hand. They also learned how to correctly write the time as shown: 8 o`clock.
In Social Studies...
We had a very informative presentation with Officer Lloyd and his Officer Friends. Students learned many important "Stranger Danger" do's and don'ts. Here are some Rules to Live By...
Only play in SAFE places
NEVER play in an unfamiliar place
Have a friend go with you when you play
Don't stay our after dark
NEVER go ANYWHERE without your parent or guardian's permission
ALWAYS check in with mom and/or dad before changing locations, or if late
REMINDERS AND ANNOUCEMENTS
Please return all library books on Monday (Tomorrow), as we will be borrowing again on 9/11. Our regular Library Schedule will be every Monday. The last two weeks were adjusted due to our field trip and the Labor Day Holiday.
PE for group B-please wear shoes and comfortable clothing on Tuesday