In reading we introduced new vocabulary and read our story of the week, The Kite. The story is about a family who experiences the ups and down of kite building, and kite losing. In the end, they adopt a stray kitten. It's not War and Peace, but I'm sure some child out there in the world appreciates its nuance.
I have great news!!! I now have 7 out of 17 of my students Progress Monitored for Fountas and Pinnell! Being as these tests take F.O.R.E.V.E.R, we're doing very well! I hope to have everyone tested by the end of the week. So far, everyone I've tested has improved! This soldier improved by 3 levels!
In math we worked more on groups of 10 with extras. To spice things up a little, we added another element- money! We got out the dimes and pennies and my students practiced making numbers. I was happily impressed with their grasp of the 10s and 1s skill! I'm feeling a game tomorrow!
In science we sorted pieces of solid matter by describing their properties. Of course it was the end of the day, my students were a little stir-crazy from not being able to go outside for the past 3 days, and I needed something that would grab their interest. The solid matter I chose?
There were some other types of as well. Here are some words we came up with.
Literacy center pictures:
Picnic Basket/ Alphabet Soup
Spelling Texters/ Word Wall
Word Work/ Vocabulary
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