We had a fun time celebrating Valentine's Day on Tuesday. We enjoyed treats and exchanging Valentines. We also did several Valentine's day activities and saw an SCE Sparks Jump Rope presentation.
Family Game Night is Friday, March 3 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Enjoy dinner from LaRosa’s and free Bingo with lots of great prizes. Flyers to pre-order dinner will be coming home with students soon.
We will be starting learning money soon. Sheppard Software is a great website for students to practice identifying coins, skip counting and adding money amounts. You can find it in the websites section of this blog.
If you would like to view some book hooks that your child may have done in library, go to Miss Clark's webpage:
http://www.dublinschools.net/BethClark.aspx and click on the Book Hook link. Kids will need to log in using their student log-in information, and then they can share their Book Hooks with you at home.
Here is the link to this month's Family Math Game: https://scepom.wiki.dublinschools.net/February+2017+Family+Math+Game
We continued to focus on "close reading" (looking /examining a text closely to better understand it). We read several nonfiction passages to find its main idea/topic and answer comprehension questions. We focused on using strategies like rereading, looking for key words, underlining where we found our answer, and reading through all the answer choices.
Our learning goal this week was to understand and use apostrophes in our writing. We discussed how we can use apostrophes to show possession/ownership. Students determined the difference between singular possessives, plural possessives, and plurals (e.g. dog's, dogs', dogs). We also started learning about when to use commas.
We continued to work on spelling the long e sound. We used cut up letters to make different long e words. We used whiteboards to practice. Thursday we took an assessment.
The class continued to work on strategies to subtract within 100. We decomposed the smaller number to make it easer to subtract (45-26: break 26 into 20 and 6 and subtract them separately from 45). We used an open number line to subtract, remembering to take away tens and ones to find the difference.
We continued learning how science and technology have changed our daily lives (past and present). We discussed how communication has changed over time. We explored what life would be like for a student in the future and in the past and did a past and present sort.