We did some guided highlighting work to build comprehension skills and practice rereading. We also looked at writing a paragraph more closely to help everyone with their Write and Tells. It is a great beginning skill to practice the indent to start the writing. It is also important to have the order of information placed in a way that makes clear sense. This is where you, as the parent, can help your child see the fluency. The final draft should not be their rough draft. A finished product should not have scribbled out lines, crossed of or erased words. We are working through the writing process together with this important homework. Trust me, you will see a huge improvement in your child's ability to think for themselves and become an independent writer.
We are using coins to show many different ways to make the same amount. The children are skip counting quarters, so this is something you can help them with at home. You can also give them a handful of coins and ask them to add them up. In addition to coins, we are also looking at different strategies to find the answer (difference) in subtraction with double digit numbers. Also, with 100.
Those of you coming back to the school tonight for the winter dance, I hope you enjoy the dancing and fun!
Have a great weekend!