One of activities we do in Language Arts is “Making Words”. For example, students might be given the following letters:
e o o b c r t
We start by making smaller words like rot, toe and cot and work up to longer words like oboe and robot. Finally, we try to make a single word using all of the letters. In this case the mystery word is “October”.
We are continue our focus on writing personal narratives by focusing on small, true moments that we experienced. Here’s a checklist of elements we are working on including in our writing:
- I have a great beginning
- I have details and strong words in my middle
- I describe the setting
- I always use end marks and capital letters where they belong
- I have a great ending
- It’s about a small moment
We have started a new unit on Number Sense. Students in grade 3 will be practising reading, representing, comparing and ordering whole numbers to 1 000, while the grade 4s will be practising up to 10 000.