Where did September go? While the weather is starting to cool down, we’ve been heating things up in Literacy! We’re getting ready to start our first writing project of the year. But before diving straight in, we’ve been spending some time reviewing sentence and paragraph structures. While reviewing, we have been learning some essential note-taking and recording skills. Students took notes on the eight parts of speech including noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. Then we learned more specifically about subject and predicate in order to identify and fix run-ons and fragments.
We have finished our initial assessments and have grouped students accordingly for their word study lessons and practice. There are daily tasks each week that help students to learn their new patterns. We are in the process of completing reading assessments and will be starting book clubs soon.
In collaboration with our current transdisciplinary theme of “How We Organize Ourselves,” we have been working with Mrs Stein to learn about the systems that keep our libraries organized. Students have explored the differences between the fiction and non-fiction sections in our library. They are also learning about the dewey decimal system and how to alphabetize.