Last week and this week have both been review weeks for us. We have reviewed adding and subtracting as well as 3d and 2d shapes.
This week we have worked on blending sounds to form words. Below you will see one way we have practiced this. The students had no idea what letter was on their head. The class had to blend the sounds together and tell these three what word they formed. These students then had to figure out what letter they were.
The students have been editing sentences:
Last week we talked about Asia. We read Lon Po Po (the Chinese version of Little Red Riding Hood) and Little Red Riding Hood:
Then we used our Text to Text Connections chart and compared the two books:
This week we are talking about Europe. We read The Story of Ferdinand
We labeled different nouns and verbs throughout the book:
I stopped reading the book towards the end and the students had to predict what the ending would be. They drew pictures, shared their endings with the class, and we attached them to our Good Readers Make Mental Images chart. Then we finished the book to see what students predicted the correct ending.
Our new writing center:
We have been talking about vowels a lot lately:
One of our new centers is a vowel picture sort: