We are working on using commas correctly. We know that commas are to be used when listing more than two things, between more than one adjective, after a conjunction (and, or, but, if...), and after an introductory interjection.
HOMEWORK: COMMAS worksheet (2 sides - "Writing Dates" and "Yes, No, Sure").
Our focus this week is upon determining the significant events that make up a story. Events are happenings in a story and for events to be significant (important), they must support the story and would change the story if they did not happen. Our story is, A Bad Case of Stripes, and we've been watching it read to us here.
In groups, students are creating an accordian book to retell the main events of the story and use details to support how they know they are significant happenings. They are also creating a game of sequencing strips for their group's chapter books.
HOMEWORK: ALL STUDENTS NEED TO READ FROM THEIR CHAPTER BOOKS.
Ms. Frederick is working with the students on life cycles, so they were able to get in groups to illustrate various animal life cycles.
As I mentioned before, we are working on FACTORS. This is a tough concept for students to master so we will be spending A LOT of time on this. It is MORE THAN IMPERATIVE that students are practicing their multiplication facts as much as possible at home. These facts should have been mastered last year in 3rd grade and it is tough ground to make up when we have so much we need to do!
HOMEWORK: practice math facts for 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 6s.
REMEMBER: PICTURE DAY IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH!!!
HAVE A TERRIFIC TUESDAY!