Learning Update!!!

Writing:

This week, we transitioned back into opinion writing. The first graders used their collections, brought from home, to be a judge and choose their best object. We then wrote a review of the object they chose. As they were writing their review, we started to see features of their writing that reminded us of our persuasive letters that we wrote back in December.

As we worked on a shared review together, we took note of key features that we’ll see in our own Reviews. We’ll build on these few features to build more persuasive reviews throughout this unit.

Math:

This week our math switch groups reviewed how solve missing partner addition and subtraction equations.  To support our math learning we added new purple and blue quilt cards to our math toolkits.  Our purple and blue cards are very similar to our previous yellow and orange cards, except this time we are encouraging our mathematicians to count-on or “make a ten” as they solve equations with teen totals.
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We also began solving mixed stories again.The first graders performed very successfully when they complete the appropriate steps in order.

Reading:

During our reading time this week, we worked on being the BOSS of our reading!  If we’re being the boss of our books, when we get to a tricky word we know we have to STOP and try something to fix it. If that doesn’t work we can try another strategy!

Finally, when we think we figured out the word, we do a triple check to make sure the word: makes sensesounds right, and looks right!

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