Sunday, September 15, 2013

O is for Observation

Hello Students and Parents,

I hope you have all had a restful weekend and are gearing up for another big week. We still need to work on our self control and turning in our homework. The students have set a goal of 68 days of everyone turning in their homework but so far we have only had one day in a row.

In math this week we finished our rounding unit. The majority of our class did really well on this topic. The most common error was students not rounding to the requested place.

For reading we worked on inference. Students learned about their schema's and combined that with text to find meaning. We are also continuing to practice our stamina.

Writing this week focused on finishing the parts of speech and looking into complete answers. We also began journal writing to increase our endurance in that area, as well.

In spelling we worked on antonyms and the long "a" sound. We also took a look at syllable breaks in words.

We began science this week by exploring our schema of seeds. We then discussed scientific properties and observed a variety of seeds.

Here's what's coming up this week:

Math: Adding Whole Numbers
Reading: Cause and Effect
Writing: Subjects and Predicates
Science: Diagraming