Weekly Update

Week 34 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Getting to Know Characters.  Students prepared themselves to talk to partners about their characters by putting together all of their strategies.  In Writing Workshop we continued our unit on Opinion Letters.  Students are learning to give more reasons for their opinions and to use the letter format to share their thinking… Read More Week 34 Update

Weekly Update

Week 33 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Getting to Know Characters.  Students learned to study the text and illustrations and imagine what the characters are thinking and saying.  In Writing Workshop we continued our unit on Opinion Letters.  Students are learning to give more reasons for their opinions and to use the letter format to share their thinking… Read More Week 33 Update

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Week 32 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we began our unit on Getting to Know Characters.  Students learned to study the cover and illustrations and to reread in order to learn more about who the characters are, how the characters are feeling, and where the story takes place.  In Writing Workshop we began our unit on Opinion Letters.  Students are learning to form… Read More Week 32 Update

Kindergarten Fun

Week 30 Update

In this short week we reviewed our learning on addition and subtraction and took a quiz – your child will bring this home today!  We completed our on-demand writing prompt and students are working on publishing their favorite How-To piece from their writing folder.  Students will bring home their published piece and all other unit… Read More Week 30 Update

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Week 29 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Informational Books.  Students learned that rereading helps us strengthen our understanding and that we can compare the same thing in different nonfiction texts (what mice eat in my book, what pigs eat in my partner’s book) to help us better understand the content.  We also reviewed our decoding strategies:… Read More Week 29 Update

Kindergarten Fun

RAZ Kids

Your kiddos have been using a learning tool called RAZ Kids to help them practice their reading strategies.  This program provides leveled books for students to read on a computer or tablet.  Your child can select the option to have it read out loud to them, or they can read to text to themselves. Open… Read More RAZ Kids

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