I hope you’re having a great week! Here’s what we’ve been up to this past week:
Writer’s Workshop: This past week in Writer’s Workshop the students wrote clues about a community helper and wrote the answer on the inside of their booklet to have their reader guess. The kids were really into this activity and were excited about the idea of having others guess their community helper.
Reader’s Workshop: We are wrapping up our first Super Reader unit and will begin another on Sunday. We used organizers to mark which powers we used as we read. We also learned about how using our voices can help us keep the audience’s attention as we read.
Phonics – We continued to review sh/ch/th as well as short vowel sounds. We sorted consonants and vowels as a whole class by going on a popsicle stick hunt and bringing the consonants and vowels back to their “home”.
We finished our geometry unit this week. We reviewed the terms we use to describe 3D shapes (edges, faces, vertices) as well as 3D shape names. Our ultimate challenge this week was to replicate 2D and 3D shapes using playdough and toothpicks. After they created their assigned shape, they had to record their attributes on our shape posters.
Our community helper focus this week was dentists! We used GIANT teeth to show how to properly brush our teeth and learned about how to take care of our teeth to prevent cavities and other yucky things. We also conducted a science experiment to show the effects of acid (vinegar) and soda on teeth when they are left unbrushed. We placed one egg in vinegar and the other in soda and left them soaking overnight. We found that the soda stains the egg (teeth) and vinegar eats away at the shell (enamel).
Have a great weekend!