Class News

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We are beginning a new unit in reading called, “Readers Meet Characters in our Books”.  In this unit, we will be thinking about how characters help us understand the story.  We will be analyzing characters’ actions to notice patterns in their behavior.  This will help us predict what might happen next.  This unit will also teach us more about the book and our lives by thinking about what a character says, does, and thinks.

In Reading Workshop, we are exploring the wonderful world of reading.  In Unit 1, we will be learning about what good readers do.  We will become a community of readers by building reading partnerships, discovering what people do as they read, noticing where reading is in the world around us, and sharing our thoughts and feelings about books.  

In Writing Workshop, we are writing realistic fiction stories. As writers, we are working on crafting believable fiction stories.  Our stories include details about characters and the adventures or problems they face.  We are also working on elaborating and stretching our stories across pages in booklets. 

In unit 4 of Math, we will measure lengths using nonstandard units of measurement.  We will also work on addition fact fluency by learning about doubles facts, using combinations of 10 as a strategy for adding and subtracting, and exploring strategies for adding 3 numbers.  

In Family Life, we are getting to know our classmates and peers by sharing All About Me projects.  We will learn the importance of families and how they influence who we are.  We are also learning about the importance of keeping our bodies healthy by eating foods from different food groups.

In Social Studies, we are about the holidays and traditions that our classmates celebrate during the winter months.