This Week in Room 2
It was another fun and busy week in Room 2. We started off the week with a walking field trip to the Senior Center. The boys and girls played several rounds of Bingo with the seniors. It was so much fun! The seniors even had prizes for the Bingo winners. On the way back to school, we took a few minutes to run around the common.
This week in ELA, we read 2 different myths. We learned that myths are made-up stories that usually explain why things are the way they are. We also learned that the author usually conveys a message or lesson in the myth. We read some Greek myths during read aloud time. This week in writing, the boys and girls worked on creating their own myth about a talking plant. They came up with some very creative stories. The phonics focus this week was on open and closed syllable words. This was a tricky concept for some. An open syllable word has a syllable ending with a single vowel. The vowel is usually long. For ex: spider, lady, table. A closed syllable word, has a syllable that ends with a consonant and the vowel sound is usually short. For ex: magnet, pancake, letter.
In Math this week, we continued to work on adding 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. The boys and girls worked on showing their work with proof drawings, new ten on top, and new ten on bottom. Once they practiced all the strategies, they could choose which one worked best for them. We also learned a new math game called “high rollers”. Working with a partner, students roll the dice 6 times to create 2 three digit numbers. The person with the larger sum wins the round.
In Social Studies, we continued to learn about India. We learned about Hinduism, Diwali, and identified the landforms, bordering countries, and bodies of water surrounding India. The boys and girls are enjoying this unit! Next week, we will learn all about China.
We met with our 4th grade buddies on Thursday. We watched a few storyline online videos. This is a great website! Mr. Wiernicki was our Mystery Reader this week. He read some great books from the Franklin library! He also brought in a new Star Wars book that all the boys and girls enjoyed.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing weekend!
Spelling Test: May 25th
5/28- No School- Memorial Day
June 1- Field Day
June 7th- Field Trip
Also, be sure to sign up to volunteer in the classroom. We have openings for Mystery Reader and Math Centers. (See the links below)