We played lots of word games– creating words using different beginning sounds for different word families, putting together beginning and ending sounds to create words and practicing reading and spelling sight words.
We played a money game in math, rolling a coin dice to see what coins we would get and who would get closest to a dollar.
We talked about the two other “Bossy R” combinations that we hadn’t yet covered: ir and ur. We made “Bossy R” books and the kids illustrated several “Bossy R” words for each vowel combination: ar, er, ir, or, and ur. We also made word pictures out of some “Bossy R” words.
The kids finished conducting their own surveys and graphing their data. The finished graphs really showed their understanding.
We had the 10th and 11th graders come and read to us on Wednesday afternoon and the kids loved it! The big kids were really great to our little guys and everyone had a lot of fun.
We had our own class spelling bee and I could tell that the kids had been practicing at home. They knew how to spell so many words! Our first place winner was Eric Wang, our second place winner was Ivan Belousov, and our third place winner was Maclean Thorpe! Great job guys!
We had a visitor to our classroom this week: a little baby turtle! The kids were fascinated by watching him play.
Next week is spring break. Have a fun, safe, and restful holiday and we will see you back at school on April 7!
This is a reminder that the snacks that the kids bring to school should be healthy snacks like cheese, yogurt, dried fruit or nuts, or fresh fruits and vegetables. Healthy bodies equal healthy minds!