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)
*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
*Scholastic book orders are due Tuesday, January 17.
*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.