Well it’s that time of year again! On Friday we celebrated the 100th day of school! For literacy we read an interactive book about the 100th day of school on Starfall, and learned big number words. Then we created cut apart sentences about counting to 100.
Then we read the story “Grandpa’s Teeth” and wrote about what we would do when we are 100 years old. Then we took our pictures and changed them to what we may look like when we are 100.
For math we did 100 finger prints in ink, to make a gumball machine. Then we made a cut part puzzle that counted by tens all the way to 100.
One part of my reading block through the past 4 years has been that of literacy workshop. It is a block of time for my students to work together in small groups to work on important literacy skills, work on social skills, and problem solving. This time allows for me to work closely with students that needs help on deficient skills and work with my students on guided reading.
Students are given a group and they follow a schedule that shows what center they are on. Each center has a card that matches the schedule. The students find the center based on the schedule and the clothespin shows the student what part of the schedule they are on. When the timer goes off students find the center that has the card that matches the next card.
For the first few weeks of school our focus will be on letter recognition. Students will work on matching letters at the pocket chart, playing with magnetic letters (building words if possible), putting together letter puzzles, and finally coloring a back to school book.