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Mrs. Heidi Buys
The students had a wonderful time visiting Alice's Garden this afternoon! They watered plants, watched butterflies and collected seeds for our "seed balls." Enjoy a few pictures of the students enjoying their time at the garden.
During reading workshop, students have been "rolling up their sleeves" to figure out tricky words! Our minilesson teach points have focused on using strategies to solve unknown words when reading. Students have been applying these strategies as they read books at their reading level. Please see our anchor chart of all the strategies students can draw upon when encountering tricky words in their reading at school and at home!
Students enjoy using hands on tools, like Play-doh, alphabet stamps, smelly markers, and letter magnets, to practice their weekly words!
The students love visiting the Armstromg library with our awesome librarian, Mrs. Riley, each week!
In the reading workshop model, students hear a minilesson and spend the bulk of their time reading and applying the lesson with books at their reading level. At the conclusion, students meet with a partner to share all they have been working on during their work time. Today, we had a class discussion about how partners work together to help each other grow as readers. Enjoy a few pictures of students sharing with their partners in class!
During math workshop this week, the students engaged in various math stations. Our current math unit covers addition and subtraction strategies. Students have been focusing on number bonds, doubles and near doubles, and counting on from the largest addend. Enjoy a few pictures of students hard at work learning and practicing these strategies!
As we begin this new school year, we have engaged in many community building activities in our classroom! Enjoy a few pictures from today. Our class is filled with a wonderful community of learners!
Our lives of full of stories to tell! In Writing Workshop, we are learning about personal narratives as we write "small moment" pieces. First, students brainstormed moments from their lives in which they could write a story. They recorded these moments on a "heart map." Students can refer to these maps as we plan and draft many pieces during this personal narrative writing unit!
This week in math workshop, students are learning about addition and subtraction strategies. The students learned a new math game this week called "Plus 1 or 2 Bingo." Enjoy a few pictures of students engaged in this learning game!
The students are hard at work during Writer's Workshop planning and drafting their "small moment" personal narrative pieces.