I hope everyone had a nice Winter Break! Before Winter Break, we celebrated the 100th day of school! We created a unifix cube wand that is 100 cubes long and broke into groups. We added all of the groups together to find different ways to make 100. We explored the quantity of 100 by thinking about what 100 looks like in different situations: 100 acts of kindness, 100 spiders, 100 words, 100 pieces of trail mix…
This week in Math, we explored missing addends such as 7 + ____ = 12. We discussed the commutative property, or turn-around-facts, such as “5+3=8, so 3+5=8”. We made fact families and found decided if number sentences were true or false.
In Language Arts, we focused on CVCe words with long /i/ (time, drive, bite…) We read nonfictions books about animals in connection to our Science unit about Animals.
In Science, we thought about how animals can be classified into groups of vertebrates or invertebrates. We learned about groups of animals such as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and insects. We even considered how many different kinds of animals there are on Earth. There are over one million different kinds of animals! Next week, each student will be researching and writing about an animal of choice.