We have also launched Math Workshop this year!! We are having fun learning lots of different strategies to become more fluent with our math facts. We practice these everyday in math workshop stations. Some strategies you can practice at home are adding on with 0,1, 2, and 3, using doubles, doubles plus 1, ways to make ten, making ten from 8 and 9, using 10 to add, and finding key words in word problems to understand if we need to find a missing part of the whole in a problem. We will be starting the next unit on Place Value next week.
We are becoming great young authors as we learn how to write entertaining narrative stories. We are using entertaining beginnings to grab our audience's attention from the start, we are stopping action to describe our story's setting by "painting a picture with words" and using very specific instead of general words and sentences, and are creating suspense that is leading us to the main event. Stay tuned for our spooky haunted house stories.
We will begin our first unit on Properties of Matter in Science shortly.
We are having a blast in Room 1 collaborating , communicating, being creative, and using our critical thinking skills!