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Jan 9-13

Mrs. Salamon’s stuff

January 9-13, 2012

Reading and Writing

*heard a read aloud of Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

and identified character traits of MLK

 

*discussed and illustrated our hopes and dreams for the world (new bulletin board, coming soon!)

 

*continued assessing reading levels/DIBELS

 

*did a Making Words activity with “SNOWMAN”

 

*identified suffixes as short word endings that change the meaning of a base word (-ly, -ful, -ed, -ing, -ness, -less, -able)

Math

*reviewed money, identified coins & the values, and practicing adding them

 

*made change to $1.00 by counting up, using the “money rainbow” to add on coins, and used subtraction with borrowing!

 

*played “Making Change” game with partners

 

*reviewed place value up to the ten thousand’s place

 

*played  a place value game in which we tried to make the biggest number with random cards

Social Studies & Science

*explored time lines

 

*created a time line and answered questions about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

*Watched Our Friend, Martin and discussed what we saw

 

*expanded our weather unit to include the water cycle

 

*learned the water cycle and weather song

 

 

 

*word wall words: because, city, could, why

NOTEWORTHY:

*Scholastic book orders are due Tuesday, January 17.

http://www.scholastic.com/bookclubs

*No school Monday, January 16, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

*Half Day Friday, January 20.

*Please return permission slips & $10 for our January 27th field trip!

*Parent Teacher Conferences Friday, February 3.

 

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