How is it already February? This week in the Wonders program we are exploring the question, “How do different environments make the world an interesting place?” As we read, students will make connections to their own environment and then compare and contrast two different locations. We will work on silent letter combinations (kn, mb, etc.) and continue to practice superlatives (big, bigger, biggest).
In Math this week, we will review quickly adding 10 and 100 to a number, and then practice adding using an open number line. This is a wonderful tool for students to use as they continue to build number sense. This is not a tool I used in elementary school, but I wish I had! I have included a link to an article about open number lines, the reason we use them, and some examples-
In writing this week, we will continue to work on our persuasive letters. Students will begin to brainstorm something in their school community or home that they want to change. They will consider the audience, construct and argument to support their opinion, and write a strong opening and closing. The kiddos are having so much fun with this style of writing, it is a joy to see in the classroom!