We have had a busy month. We started our month by learning about question words (who, what, when, where, why and how) and how to ask good questions. A “good” question needs more than a one word answer. Students practiced writing questions that they would like to ask their Moms or Dads and hopefully they asked you the question they were wondering about. Then, students decided to interview one of their classmates that they did not know very much about. They spent time writing down questions they wanted to ask and then interviewed their partners. After that, students wrote about their partner and what they found out about them. The rest of the month was spent reading and writing about friendship and kindness. The main book we worked with was, Have You Filled A Bucket Today?
We have started working on learning addition strategies during Math. You should have seen a booklet come home that shows some of the counting on strategies that students have been learning. These include: a number line, an empty number line, using dominoes and using a number chart. When students completed these activities, they had opportunities to try to use these strategies with larger numbers. Maybe you can ask them to show you how to use one of these strategies. We have also started working on word problems and showing our work in a variety of different ways (picture, equation (math sentence) and a word sentence).
Students have been learning about their world: home, school and community. We have specifically been learning about what a group is, how you can tell it’s a group (clothes, symbols, and language). Also students have been learning about the groups that they belong to. These include: their family, their school, their community, city, province, and country. Students have also been working on symbols that represent themselves and the groups they belong to.
We have just started learning about the 5 senses. We have created ourselves with labels to where our 5 senses are located. We will be working through a variety of activities to become more familiar with each of the senses.