This week in math, we have been learning different strategies to use for subtraction. We have used pictures in our problems and even used a number line! The students were given a math problem and had to jump to the number on the number line. Then, they had to jump backwards to the number of spaces that they were subtracting. The number that they landed on was their answer in the problem.
To review subtraction, we sang the song "Five Little Speckled Frog" and made a subtraction book along with the song.
This week we introduced the letters/sounds J and CH and popcorn words so/up. We played a game using popcorn words where the students were each given a letter to a word and they had to find the other students with the rest of their letters for that word. Once they found each other, they arranged themselves in the correct order to spell that word. We also started focusing on setting in shared reading. We use picture clues to help us talk about the story after reading it aloud.
We finished our book about the seasons. After our class discussion, the students wrote a fact about the season & another sentence on their paper that was an opinion.
Friday: Valentine's exchange
Spring Pictures (Remember to look your best!)
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Our new Scholastic Book Order is due February 20th. Remember, you can always order online. Books make GREAT gifts! Plus, those points add up and is a great way for our class to earn new books!
Here are the Valentine's Day expectations for our classroom:
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Participate in our week long food drive Feb. 9-13th. Donations can be dropped off at any K-6 building or the Raymore Chamber of Commerce.
Monday, Feb. 9 - Make It a Meal--Donate cans of soup, individual bowls of ravioli or other pastas.
Tuesday, Feb. 10 - Take a Break--Donate snack items like granola bars, snack crackers, cups of applesauce or fruit cups.
Wake Up Wednesday, Feb. 11 - Donate breakfast items like individual cereals and oatmeal packets.
Thirsty Thursday, Feb. 12 - Donate shelf stable milk in individual box serving sizes or 32 oz boxes.
Friday, Feb. 13 - You C.A.N. be our Valentine--Donate your favorite "couple" like peanut butter and jelly, mac'n cheese or cheese-stuffed crackers.