Winter is here and with the holidays around the corner, students have been learning about Holidays Around the World. It has been wonderful to watch the kids learn about different cultures and appreciate the diversity we have in our classroom. Here are a few examples of the holidays we learned about:
We have also had a family visit to share about their Hanukkah family traditions.
During Readers Workshop we have added in reading non-fiction pieces and learning about the different features. Students are learning "All About Reindeer" and making a book that helps them understand chapters and features of a non-fiction teaching book.
Students are applying what they learn about non-fiction books in Readers Workshop to their "All About" books during Writer's Workshop. We are recognizing that we are all "experts" in something and can be authors, too. Students have chosen subjects they feel they are experts in and are writing All About books.
During Math we have spent time learning strategies to memorize our Doubles and Doubles +1 facts and have played many fun games to help solidify the these facts.
We have also spent the last couple of weeks working on Missing Addends. They are using manipulatives, number lines and "bumping up" to solve for missing numbers. We have also had fun games and Math Tub activities to practice solving for an unknown number.
Students have also been solving number puzzles by counting +1 -1 and +10 -10 using a 120 chart. We will continue to practice this skill all year long as it will help them with double digit addition and subtraction facts.
Please join us for our Holiday Celebration
on Friday, December 21st @12:45PM in Room 8.
We will be making holiday crafts and playing games. Everyone is invited to join, including siblings.
We hope to see you there!
Dates to Remember
Winter Break: Dec 22 - Jan 6
School Resumes: Monday, January 7
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: Monday, January 21