Students are getting ready to take on the exciting job of reading and writing nonfiction texts. We will be busy reading like researchers, writing like teachers, and discussing our knowledge. We are practicing stretching out the sounds in "fancy words" in our writing so that our readers can learn more about the topic being discussed. We are also focusing on answering questions readers might have about topics and using our illustrations to expand upon our words. In reading, we are also practicing stretching out tricky words and using Chunky Monkey, Flippy Dolphin and Skippy Frog strategies to determine unknown words.
Math is taking us into using the number line, skip counting, solving number stories and explaining strategies! Be sure to always ask your child HOW they came to an answer. Discussing their thought process is VERY important!