We've had a busy last few weeks finishing up our first math unit as well as our first Unit of Inquiry. We started this week as scientists, exploring different materials (jelly, flour, glue, ice) and writing down our observations - what we saw, smelled, and felt. We began writing what we thought about these things and any wonderings we had. Next week, we will be sorting our questions in relation to our key concepts. This was a fun introduction into our new unit: How the world works.
We also had an author visit on Thursday. Blair Reeve visited and read from his book Hobart the Hedgehog Turns Nink. He also discussed rhythm and rhyme with the students and compared his style of writing to Dr. Seuss'.
In math, we continued using our math strategies to solve story problems, and students applied their understanding in creating their own story problems. Next week, we will begin investigating data handling and then measurement.
A new word sort will go home next week. We are really focusing on conventions in writing and this will continue all year. Students are working on reading through their work and identifying where they need capitals and full stops. They are able to identify this in other people's writing but have a difficult time applying proper conventions in their own writing.
Below are some pictures from the last two weeks. Enjoy!
We are 7 and 8 year old students who live in Singapore. Our teacher, Ms. Luttrell, will be helping us write blog posts throughout the year!
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