Ms. Salamon's Summary
January 6-10 & 13-17, 2014
Reading and Writing
*read Tacky the Penguin and reviewed cause and effect
*reading levels and DIBELS scores were reassessed
*discussed and wrote our new year’s resolutions, or personal promises, for 2014
*created an Editor's Checklist to use on our writing (date, capital letters, punctuation, detail words)
*introduced two digit subtraction with borrowing
*use this poem to help with double digit subtraction, looking at the one's place:
"More on top? Don't stop!
More on the floor? Go next door and get ten more!"
*practiced our single digit subtraction facts to make double digit subtraction go faster (so we don't stop and think about every step)
*began our weather unit
*drew current weather conditions and noted details which depict the seasons
*observed the Key School Weather Station
*learned about the water cycle (precipitation, evaporation, condensation)
*made "Clouds in a Bottle" with a 2 liter container, hot water, and ice to illustrate condensation
*No school Monday, January 20, in observance of MLK, Jr. Day.
* Half-day Friday, January 24 for Records Keeping Day.
*A deep and heartfelt "Thank you!" again, for the thoughtful holiday gift!
*Please note that Word Work words will now be tested on a weekly basis, coming home on Fridays and tested the following Friday (or end of the week).