We have begun our nonfiction unit of study in Room 17! The students are immersed in nonfiction text and reading to learn new information. The students are enjoying reading about a variety of topics. We are learning how to become super smart nonfiction readers by taking sneak peeks, stopping and chatting about our books, and recognizing nonfiction text features that help us to learn even more information as we are reading!
The students enjoyed learning about birds of prey this week through an assembly given by A Place Called Hope. This place serves to rescue and rehabilitate these amazing birds. The students saw four different birds, including members of the owl, raptor, and hawk families. This assembly served as a great introduction to our nonfiction units of study that we are beginning.
Math games are a great way to help your child improve their math fact fluency. Not only are they having fun, but they are also working on the automaticity of their math facts. One of our favorite games to play is Top-It!! All you need is a deck of cards. You can begin by flipping one card each and the highest number wins. When you are ready to increase the difficulty, each player flips over two cards, adds them together, and the highest sum wins!!! The kids love this. Have them teach you how to play at home!