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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

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Week 16 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will begin our unit on Pattern Books.  Students will think use the cover, title and pictures to think about the pattern of their book, practice holding the pattern in their head while they read, and know which words will repeat in the pattern by noticing what repeats in the pictures. … Read More Week 16 Update

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Week 15 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will wrap up our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Students will use patterns to “sing out” books, use punctuation to figure out how to read a text, and change their reading voice to show understanding (example – change voice to reflect the feelings of the characters).  In Writing Workshop we will continue our… Read More Week 15 Update

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Week 14 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will continue our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Later last week we practiced using the Eagle Eye strategy to give us picture power.  When faced with a tricky words, students know that they can look at the picture for clues.  This week we will discover Lips the Fish to give us… Read More Week 14 Update

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Week 13 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will continue our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Students will revisit their “pointer power” and make sure that every word (even the longer ones) gets one tap!  Students will also recognize “snap words” in their text and use them to check their reading.  In Writing Workshop we will begin our unit on Labeling… Read More Week 13 Update

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Week 12 Update

In this short week, we will review our reading strategies from last week.  Although we have half days, we still have specials!  Have your child bring their PE shoes on Monday and Tuesday.  We also have Media Center on Tuesday, but students may not be able to check out a new book due to the… Read More Week 12 Update