Reading: This week we practiced making predictions and connections as we read. We did a shared reading with Henry and Mudge: The First Book and students practiced this strategy on their own. Sticky notes were introduced as a tool to help students jot down thoughts as they read. Toward the end of the week students were introduced to center rotations for reading.
Math: This week in math we continued with unit 1 which is a review of first grade concepts that are important to have mastered to move on with second grade math. Some concepts we practiced were number grid puzzles, using a calculator to count by a given number, and using comparison symbols to compare numbers.
Writing: In writing students have written the beginning of their personal narratives. Students continued to write the middle and trying to use time words to make their writing more interesting.
Science: Our focus question for science this week was "What do plants need to survive and change?" Students continued to explore this concept by planting their lima beans. Students created a student journal where they will draw and write about their plants.