The past few days and weeks have flown by and the thrill and excitement of winter break is certainly in the air!
This week we will finish up our unit on nonfiction writing. As I mentioned in conferences, we have researched and wrote about 3 topics together: Ponies, Owls, and Reindeer. We have learned as writers of nonfiction, we can teach others about a topic we know all about. We have learned about the text features used in nonfiction writing: a big all about topic, a table of contents, headings on each page, pictures that include labels and/or captions. We learned the purpose of an introduction and conclusion and what to include in each. This final book will be a topic of their choosing and will be done independently. In January we will begin our persuasive unit on writing reviews.
This week in math we will finish up our topic on addition facts to 20. We learned strategies to help us such as making doubles, using doubles plus 1, doubles plus 2, and making 10 to add. We also learned to add with 3 addends and solved word problems involving 3 addends. We have been actively practicing our basic facts to 20 as well either by addition and subtraction quizzes or by using Xtra Math on the computer. In January we will begin our topic on subtraction facts to 20.
Have a WONDERFUL and RESTFUL Winter Break!!
😊 Mrs. Mocarsky 😊
-practice +/- facts to 20-return book bags daily
-wear sneakers on Friday
-return library books on Thursday
We practiced coding on Code.org on Wednesday during math.
Creating our gingerbread houses on Thursday.
Mr. B. reading us The Polar Express Reading by the fire
We made the NICE LIST!!!