Weekly Update

Week 27 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Informational Books.  Students studied the parts of the pictures in their book and thought about how the parts go together.  We learned that the pictures can help us understand the big idea the author is trying to teach us.  In Writing Workshop we continued our unit on How-To Writing.  Students added… Read More Week 27 Update

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Week 26 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Informational Books.  Students learned how to tell a friend about all the things they learned in an informational book and to use the pictures and other information on the page to figure out the meaning of a tricky word.  In Writing Workshop we began our unit on How-To Writing.  Students are… Read More Week 26 Update

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Week 25 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Informational Books.  Students learned to use patterns to predict what might be on the next page, practiced using all strategies to read informational texts, and learned to retell what they learned across their fingers after reading.  In Writing Workshop we wrapped up our unit on Small Moments.  Students chose their best… Read More Week 25 Update

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Week 24 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Informational Books.  Students learned to read the title and look at pictures to help get their brains ready to read.  We also learned to think about our schema (what we already know about the topic) to predict what the book might be about.  In Writing Workshop we continued our unit… Read More Week 24 Update

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Week 22 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we began our unit on Informational Books.  Students identified features of narrative (story) books and informational (teaching) books and helped me sort the books in our library!  We also learned how to get our minds ready to read by looking at the title and pictures and asking ourselves, What will we learn in this… Read More Week 22 Update

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Week 21 Update

Here’s what we were up to in our short week of school: LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we wrapped up our unit on Pattern Books.  Students reflected on the meaning of their books and shared with others, using the prompt “This book is all about…”.  In Writing Workshop we began our unit on Small Moments.  We read Bippity Bop Barbershop and noticed the author’s writing… Read More Week 21 Update

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Week 20 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Pattern Books.  Students made their books come to life by matching their voice to what was happening (character voices and actions) in the book.  In Writing Workshop we wrapped up our unit on Pattern Books.  Students chose a favorite piece and added color to publish.  We will celebrate our learning and… Read More Week 20 Update

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Week 19 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Pattern Books.  Students practiced strategies for solving tricky words.  We spent more time on each page, looking for clues from the pictures and figuring out what would sound right.  In Writing Workshop we continued our unit on Pattern Books.  Students learned to plant clues for the reader in their pictures, write… Read More Week 19 Update

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Weeks 17 & 18 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Pattern Books.  Students are learning to use the pictures and first letters to figure out tricky words.  We are also learning to check our reading by asking, Does it look right?  Does it sound right?  Does it make sense?  In Writing Workshop we began our unit on Pattern Books.  Students are learning… Read More Weeks 17 & 18 Update

Kindergarten Fun

Book Buddies

Today we met up with our book buddies, third graders from Mrs. Dickson’s & Mr. Paholak’s classes.  We had a great time sharing our books and listening to our buddies share their favorite stories with us.  We had lots of sibling, friend, and neighbor connections!  🙂