The school year is off to a great start. We have been getting to know one another and have spent time establishing our classroom routines and procedures.
In efforts to become better readers, we have been working on using the "I Pick" strategy to choose 'just right' books for ourselves. We have also been introduced to the 'Close Read' protocol to prepare us for working with complex texts. We have been practicing writing down our thinking and use of strategies during our reading.
In math we have been using number properties (factors, multiples, prime, composite, square numbers) in order to solve number puzzles. We have also started our work in mastering the traditional algorithm for multiplication.
I look forward to meeting all of you Thursday, September 21nd at "Meet the Teacher" night.