English: Last week we worked mainly on our reading skills focusing on the use of text related graph bar. 4th graders joined us on Friday for some buddy reading followed by comprehension checking with questions and answers. Spelling words: record, data, full, again, seven, cast, cost, past, rest, last
Math: Measuring, measuring, measuring… the kids cut out and decorated their own rulers and used them for measuring their hands and feet. We focused on the use cm and mm, and finding the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.
Science: Our current topic is food groups. We devided all the products in two different ways: 1) grains; dairy; meat, fish and nuts; sweets and fats; fruits and vegentables; 2) carbohydrates; proteins; fats; vitamins and minerals.
In math we learnt about bar graphs and picture graphs, we analysed the data and the students performed their own surveys and showed results as a bar graph.
In Language arts we read informational texts about fossils and dinosaurs. We reviewed superlative and comparative adjectives. We also began to discuss opinion writing and the proper form of setting up an opinion paragraph.
In science we continued our lessons on environmental changes to earth and discussed floods, fires, mudslides, and earthquakes.
In math we continue to practice addition over ten, crossing the line of 10, for example 45+9. The students learnt more about place value and compared 2-digit numbers.
In science we revised different environments where animals live and made posters illustrating that. We also learnt about food chains.
1st grade is going to take part in an eTwinning project, which is a cooperation with schools from other countries: Spain, Slovenia, Turkey and others. They will introduce themselves to the other schools’ students and get to know them and then they will share songs and games from their countries. They will also record and share radio programs.
In Language arts we read a folk tale and reviewed sequencing ( beginning, middle, end). We learned about command sentences and practiced identifying them. We also read a nonfiction text about rain forests.