This past week the students were quite excited to see the FA production of Edwina. The fifth and sixth grade students have been working tirelessly on musical numbers, stage sets and costumes. The performance captivated the students with playful songs and humorous script. First grade was most impressed by the effort and stage presence of the performers.
We look forward to our Author's visit next week. Our class will be visiting the book fair on Tuesday, during their library class. Matt Tavares will be visiting on Thursday, November 15th. A few of his book titles include Gingerbread Pirates, Red & Lulu and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. His books, as well as many other interesting selections, are available for purchase. Don't forget FA will be hosting their 4th Annual Parents' Night Out from 6-8pm on November 15th. Light hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. This is a perfect time to connect with the FA community and support our school. I hope to see you there!
Have a great weekend.
-Chapter 5- Shapes and Patterns
-Identify, Classify, and describe plane shapes
-Explore solid shapes including characteristics of 3D shapes
-Work with partners to categorize shapes that can stack, roll and slide
-Relate these forms to real life objects with our Classroom Shape Hunt
-A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams
-Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
-Reading Stamina- 11 minutes of independent reading
-Practice reading beginning and ending blends with our game “4 in a Row”
-Poem-Little Squirrel by Ethel Hopper- identifying sight words and blends
-Reading groups- Specific books were chosen which would emphasize reading comprehension and prediction of future plot events
-Literacy connection- Identify the problem and solution in the book A Chair for My Mother
-Frog and Toad Together- 3 students from the class read a chapter from the Frog and Toad series. As a group, we discussed the important events within the story. Each student chose an event from the beginning, middle, and end to write and illustrate.
-Sight words- Practice spelling and use sight words in sentences (put, like, her, were)
-Learn when to use the spelling rule of -ck at the end of words.
-Decifer when to use c, k or ck
-Practice writing words with ending blends
-A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams- A touching story of a family that lost all possessions in a house fire. Rosa and her mother work hard to save money to replace her mom's chair. The book focuses on themes of community and teamwork. Neighbors and family members donate time and gifts in order to aid the family in this time of struggle.
-Diwali- The festival of Lights- We watched a video from National Geographic Kids introducing the traditional events that happen during this celebration including sharing a special meal, decorating with lights and flowers, as well as celebratory fireworks. We discussed how this tradition has some similarities to other holiday celebrations.