Weekly Scribe: October 18, 2013 SCRIBE
♥ Reading ♥ Reading ♥ Reading ♥ Reading ♥
Last week we read and studied the genre of folktales. We discussed familiar folktales and the way a typical folktale begins: Once upon a time. The students even began to use these oh so familiar words in their writing throughout the week! We also continued to discuss the words used to sequence the events in a story; first, then, finally, etc.
The second grade class practiced reading words with the -ock and -ack word chunks. After analyzing words with these phonemes they discovered that no matter where these letter groups are located they make the same sound. The third grade students worked with silent letters before words, as in the words knock and gnat.
In Writing the students have been using ‘colorful’ words or describing words to make their stories easier for their readers to envision and to express their viewpoint. The students practiced by writing a story about a black cat in which they included as many colorful words as possible. We concluded this activity with an author’s chair in which all the students had a chance to share their work. After each student read, the rest of the class identified the descriptive words used and that authors viewpoint on black cats.
2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Words like earn & learn words with sh, ch and tch
- learn 1. shot
- earnest 2. chance
- earth 3. match
- heard 4. watch
- pearl 5. showed
- search 6. shock
- rehearse 7. pushed
- earn 8. such
- yearn 9. crash
10. research 10. chew
11. horseback 11. batch
12. rocket 12. hitched
13. early 13. sharp
14. pretty 14. mush
15. someone 15. speech
2nd– The pearl is pretty.
3rd– He showed such joy.
♥ Math ♥ Math ♥ Math ♥ Math ♥ Math ♥
Students in second grade are currently working with and reviewing what they know about coins, particulary dimes and pennies. With the help of the song they learned in Mrs. Ellis’ class last year, they were able to remember the values of all the coins without hesitation! We are off to a great start I can see. We have also been practicing writing numbers to 100.
The third grade students have continued to focus on story problems. In class we have daily story problems we analyze, map out, and solve together for practice. You will continue to see story problems on homework pages as they come home. We have also been reviewing place value, how to write numbers to 1,000, and writing money amounts in different forms.
♥ Science ♥ Social Studies ♥ Science ♥
We had a successful trip to Andy T’s on Thursday morning. Thank you to our parents that came along. The Lord blessed us with holding back the rain until the students were eating lunch under a covered building, thank goodness! The students had a blast and we took the opportunity to reinforce the science terms and concepts recently studied about plants and their parts. Andy T was even generous enough to give us an extra gourd which we plan to disect for a little more hands-on fun!
In Social Studies the students worked on creating ‘pumpkin’ maps and map keys in which they used symbols to represent different locations. The students were to use at least 5 symbols on their map key and then create a town/location on a map in which the symbols were used. We also used our beginning of the year activities with the students baby pictures to discuss how things change. We change as do cities over time.
♥ Religion ♥ Religion ♥ Religion ♥ Religion ♥
This weeks verse:
The Son of God has come and has given us understanding.
1 John 5:20
God’s Blessings on a great week.