We learned a new word called conjunction. A conjunction is a word that connects two parts of the sentence together. The conjunction we are working on is AND. For example, we will answer a question about our favorite things to do at recess. When we answer the question in a complete sentence we have to use a conjunction. “At recess, I love to practice for the talent show AND play tag.” We also answered another question in a complete sentence - “What do you love to do in your free time?” Can you answer the question using a conjunction? -Sophya
In reading, we have been focusing on oral language. We make sure to always speak in complete sentences because this will help us write in complete sentences. We are going to start reading, writing, reciting and memorizing poems. This is going to help us with our fluency in reading, writing and speaking. -Cali
We played Guess My Number but this time we gave more mathematical clues to help our partner figure out the number. Some examples include telling our partner where a number lives on a number line, if our number is odd or even or maybe the sum from adding the tens and ones place digits. We take all of these clues to figure out our partner's number. -Shyla
In class, we are using hand signals to help us remember our punctuation. We raise our hand up for capitals, put our hands out like a stop sign and make a beep noise for periods and turn our hand in for the conjunction word 'and'. We have other ones for question marks and exclamation marks, too. -Emilie
We have been thinking very hard about things we do well and areas we'd like to improve. We are setting goals. Some of them include 'Remembering to use punctuation when writing,' 'Rereading our stories to make sure we have the right 'voice' in our head, 'Spending more time at home practicing math facts.'
We look forward to sharing our accomplishments and goals with you in a couple of weeks at our Student-Led Conferences! Don't forget to sign up!
This week we've been working hard on fluency! Ask me about all the different parts of fluency and what I need to work on the most! Take a look at us practicing!