In Reading we will be starting to introduce literacy centres. In these small reading groups, we will be focusing on increasing your child’s reading level by reading together one-level above your child’s independent level. Through reading aloud, and through questioning we will practise our comprehension of the texts. We will also be discussing different text features (e.g., diagrams in non-fiction) that help us to understand what we are reading.
In Writing we will be continuing to write in a “telling” way. We will be writing personal narratives stories (real-life stories), practising our sketching and illustrating skills as well as rereading our writing to make sure that it makes sense to ourselves and also to others. We will be practising the consistent use of capitals and periods when writing sentences.
In Number Sense and Numeration we will be continuing to practise adding and subtracting two-digit and three-digit numbers. We will be exploring number talks and word problems that help us to put our addition and subtraction skills together. In November we will be being to explore gathering information from student surveys and graphing the results. We will also practise writing our observations about the data we gather.
In Science we continue to learn about Plants and Soil and how living plants need food, water and air in order to be able to grow. We will be identifying plants we eat, how animals and plants work together, how plants helps humans and will be keeping an observational journal about the plants that we are growing in class.
In Visual Arts we continue to learn about the use of line and shape in art. We will be looking at how lines are used to create shapes and will experiment using both of these elements to create artwork around a theme.
In November we plan to start our first Social Studies unit, which discusses what it’s like to live and work in Ontario.