We will continue with telling time and elapsed time this week. We are going to start with graphing. To begin with, we will learn about pictographs or picture graphs. The important thing to remember with picture graphs is to look at the key. The key determines the value of the picture on the graph. Students will not only need to learn to use the key, but they will have to identify the title, labels and data. While creating a picture graph, students will need to make sure to line up the pictures on the graph. After we learn about picture graphs, students will learn about bar graphs and line plots.
We are continuing to work on our informational writing and opinion writing in literacy. Students are enjoying reading nonfiction in addition to fiction books on a daily basis. We are reviewing what it means to recount or retell the details of the story that we read. Students are asked to share what the main idea is and at least three supporting details in a nonfiction piece and students are asked to sequence the events they read using first, next, then, finally for a fiction piece.
Room 2 would like to congratulation Alyssa for being this week’s Star Student. Alyssa is very hard working, kind, honest and respectful. Alyssa is always considerate of other’s feelings and is extremely polite. Congratulations Alyssa, Room 2 is very proud of you!
P.S. Please be on the lookout for an email from Lisa Szymaszek about our Valentine’s Day card exchange. I will send home a class list as it gets closer to February 13. (the kids have no school on February 14)