Don’t let the lack of blog posts fool you – we have been BUSY this week! In reading we learned all about fables and how a character’s action can tell us a lot in a story. In phonics we learned what a digraph is (can your child tell you?!) and how to tap out words where we see a digraph. We also learned how to “mark” digraphs in a word — we underline the digraph! We found patterns in math that helped us add more fluently and began reflecting on our first IB unit, Who We Are. On top of all that, we had an AMAZING back to school night. I loved seeing everyone and I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about our classroom and school. I also strive to take some pictures during the evening but things always tend to move so fast 🙂
Many of you saw our bulletin board when you came to Back to School night on Thursday.
This bulletin board shows an activity we did after reading our September Principal Book of the Month, My Mouth is a Volcano. Without giving everything away, this story does a fantastic job of giving students strategies and ideas for when they feel like their mouth is about to erupt by introducing us to a little boy who is always in trouble for his erupting mouth (aka- interrupting 🙂 ) We read the story and made a list of things we can do if we ever feel like we are going to interrupt. Here are some writing samples that our class completed.
Does your child ever interrupt during conversations? Remind them of our story and help them figure out a strategy to keep those words from erupting out 🙂
Have a great weekend — here’s to more blog posts next week!