Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Welcome Back!

Wow, our first day back and it was filled with fun!  We started off the morning with our first spelling pre-test and for each of the 5 words of the week that the students could already spell correctly, I replaced it with a misspelled word from their writer's notebook.  Your child brought home their list in their backpack.  The children will be tested on these individual lists on Friday.  The spelling test will consist of 5 words, 3 bonus words, and two sentences.

We had a wonderful visit from Ms. Pundt!  We always look forward to spending time with her!

In math, we began a unit on place value.  We reviewed the terms one's and ten's places and then we used cubes and determined how many we had by first counting by 10 and then adding the 1's.

In social studies we began our unit on "Me on the Map."  We talked about when we have used or seen maps before and how they help us.  Then we read "Me on the Map" by Joan Sweeney and began to create our own books.  Since the children are very creative and into art, I knew this would be a perfect project for them!

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