Below are two ways we have learned to identify the plot when retelling the story. We can retell the story using transition words, or by identifying the beginning (characters and setting), middle (problem), and end (solution) of the book. Asking your child to retell the story using one of these techniques is a GREAT way to check for understanding-- they should also know what "check for understanding" means.
We are also running full speed in our math rotations. These rotations include Math with the Teacher, Application, Technology Time, and Hands-on Learning. Our focus for the past two weeks and the next six weeks will be addition and subtraction. Specifically, we have learned the parts of a number sentence, numbers with a sum of 10, how to use a number line, how to find a missing addend, and that subtraction is taking away from a number to make a smaller number and addition is giving more to a number to make a bigger number.
Also, thank you to those of you who have purchased books from our scholastic book orders or are planning to in the future. A bigger monthly order means more free books and coupons for the next month. In September alone, we received the following books for FREE to add to our classroom library and listening center selection. We also received two coupons for free books in the month of October. Be on the lookout for two new sets of book orders this month. Below is a document that includes some guidance about selecting books for your child.