Archive for March, 2013

March 22nd Talking Points

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Ask your child about…

-Mr. Smith coming in to sing Irish songs on his guitar for Saint Patrick’s Day
-Combining numbers up to 10 using various manipulatives and introducing the symbols + and =
-Using a balance to show ways to make 10
-Our publishing party in writing workshop and adding a Caldecott medal to our covers
-Adding a dedication page an all about the author page to our published All About books
-When trying to solve unknown words in reading, cover up the word you don’t know and come back to it

March 15th Talking Points

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Ask your child about:
-The mystery reader
-The author visit from Mr. Michael Dooling
-Comparing and contrasting books and characters using a venn diagram
-Making leprechaun traps, reading books, and other activities
-Mrs. Chang reading One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue with a craft and matching treat!
-Showing combinations to make the numbers 4 through 7 (2 and 2 is 4 or 2 + 2 = 4)
-Publishing an All About Book by revising, editing, and adding details to our sketches

March 1st Talking Points

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Ask your child about:

-Learning about the history and value of a dime and quarter
-Using the “coin toss” app to graph heads and tails of each coin
-Making All About books about each coin (currently in our “book bag” at school)
-Comparing fiction and fiction text characteristics
-Going on our winter nature walk and making observations of living vs nonliving things
-Adding more than fact on each page of our All About books in writing workshop