This week we added another strategy to our "reading toolbox" - asking questions. We discussed how strong readers as questions before, during and after reading a text. Asking questions help us to better understand what are reading. We share our thoughts about questions, read Grandfather Twilight and recorded our questions, the read The Lotus Seed. When answering our questions from The Lotus Seed, we labeled the answer according to where we found the answer - text, infer, or outside source.
We continue learning about data and graphing. This week we focused on pictographs and how a pictograph has an important feature...a picture key. It tells the number that the picture represents. We practiced answering questions about pictographs and drawing pictographs where the picture represented an amount of 1,2, or 5.
This week in math, we worked with bar graphs. We answered questions using the data in bar graphs, as well as sorted collections within the room (seashells, buttons, animals, pattern blocks) and graphed our groups using a bar graph. We also practiced making observations about our data (most, least, how many of each, how many more than, etc.)