We only have a few spelling lists to go, and we are finishing up our last vocabulary list! Today, both spelling groups played the Kangaroo Jump spelling game. Spelling review can get boring without a little silliness!
The Guinea Group is continuing to read "The One and Only Ivan". This story is so touching, and the students are really enjoying it! We have been tying our grammar lessons into the novel study. Because Ivan is the narrator of the story, it is a great book to pick apart! We have been diagramming certain sentences throughout the book, talking about strong verb usage, noting the direct and indirect quotations, and more. The class will be finishing up this book just in time to wrap up the year!
In science, the students have learned about the first three kingdoms: Monera, Protista, and Fungi. Today, they learned about plants! At home, they will dive into the difference between vascular and nonvascular plants. In class, we talked about the parts of a seed, and they planted a bush bean. These beans were planted in a way that will allow us to monitor the sprouts. We'll be learning more about plants next week!