A Sentence Begins With A Capital Letter

Welcome back to school! I hope you enjoyed your fall break. Today we had some time to review sentence editing during our ELA block. Deciding where to add punctuation and capital letters when given two or three run-on sentences proved to be difficult for many scholars in our class. Below is a fun, short video I found to remind us what a complete sentence needs!

Hard G, Soft G, and Nouns!

Last week for ELA, we focused on the hard g and soft g sounds and defining and using nouns! Below are some videos that we watched during the week, before creating word lists of our own.

Below are some lists we created as a whole-class, focusing on our ELA skills:

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I Can Add Doubles!

Hello! I hope you are feeling well-rested, as am I, after the long holiday weekend.

We are now officially on schedule and doing formal ELA and math lessons each day in school. Today, we did a read-aloud of our story Henry and Mudge and discussed the jobs of an author and an illustrator. Remember: Scholars must be familiar with this story, as we have our 40-question ELA test this Friday, and 10 of those questions are on story comprehension. Our centers activities that we will be doing each day will help us review the story themes, our phonics (short “a” and short i sounds), grammar (subjects–WHO? and predicates–DID WHAT?), and our language skill (alphabetical order) this week.

In math, we had fun reviewing our doubles facts! Scholars are learning that they can use a doubles addition sentence (i.e., 6 + 6 = 12) to solve a near-doubles addition problem (i.e., 5 + 6 = 11).  We also began learning about the following vocabulary words in math today: sum, difference, greater than, less than, addends. Feel free to watch the fun doubles-fact video below with your scholar this week! You can also find several doubles worksheets that you can download and print by clicking HERE.

Our “Go Word” for this week is: VERB. Today we learned that a verb can show action (run, jump, hop, skip) or a state of being (am, is, are, was, were).

Happy Tuesday!

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