Last week was extremely busy, both at school and at home. I just couldn't find the time to sit down at the computer and blog. We had a blast at the Valentine's Day party and the chocolate "puddle" as I called it, seemed to be a hit. This week is also going to be a busy one with Spirit Week activities for Pennies for Pasta and the black history program on Friday.
Writing Workshop: This week we are writing to the prompt: Describe a food that is fun to eat. We discussed how not all prompts are easy to write about and sometimes they really have to think about a topic.
Reading Workshop: This week's phonics sound is long u spelled _ew and _ue. We are continuing our learning through practice passages. This week's passage is a poem. The students are learning some characteristics of poems such as rhyme and stanzas.
Math Workshop: We are continuing to practice probability. We have discussed which events are likely, unlikely, certain, and impossible.
SS: It is time for reconstruction after the Civil War. The North has one and now the South must rebuild. The students created a design today, that was destroyed by me and then had to be rebuilt by others. We discussed how it felt to have their design destroyed and then the difficulties of it being rebuilt.