In readers workshop we concluded our first mystery read aloud, Nate The Great. Each student then selected his or her own mystery story to determine the detectives, setting, clues, mystery, crime, etc. The students are practicing their note taking in their journals. We are not having reading groups as the students have individually selected their own mystery book during independent reading. I am conferencing with each student as well as seeing small groups during this time.
A big thank you to those parents when helped plan our Valentine's Day party, we had a blast!
A great day of voting, creativity, and measuring!
In word study we worked on vowels blended together to make r sound and /oi/ and /of/ vowel teams.
We started our new mystery genre in readers workshop. Each student has his/her own casefile. We are looking closely at our mystery vocabulary and taking notes on the detectives, alibis, clues, and determining the mystery.
The students shared their thinking of what they know about mysteries using Padlet on their iPads.
We are continuing to publish our informational writing and our Celebrating Diversity presentations in social studies.