Sunday, October 15, 2017

Week Highlights: October 16th - 20th

October 16th - Book fair continues. No library class because of the book fair.

October 17th - Last day for the book fair.

October 19th - Half Day. Students go home at 11:45.

October 20th - No school for students.

We have wrapped up our Patterns unit in math! We will be starting our next unit, Numbers to 1000, this week. Students will be learning to model numbers up to 1000 using a variety of methods, estimate quantities of items up to 1000, and skip count by 3s, 4s, 5s, 10s, 25s, and 100s.

*Don't forget to bring your home reading folders so we can add up our minutes! Currently we are at 3516 minutes! Way to go! We still have 19107 minutes to go to make it around India.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Week Highlights: October 2nd - 6th 

This week we are starting our spelling program! This year the students will be using a program called Words Their Way. It is a great program that focuses more on understanding word patterns and less on memorization. Each child will get a list that is specific to their spelling needs and level making it much more effective.

Look for a list of words (or pictures) and a letter with more information coming home with your child on Monday night. There is no assigned homework for these words but you can have your child cut them and sort them to show you what they are working on at school. Every second Friday there will be a test that will show me whether they are ready to move on to a new pattern or they need more practice with their current one.

If you have any questions about this new program feel free to contact me! 

I look forward to seeing all of the students grow into strong spellers using this program this year! 

Chick Crazy!

We have been having so much fun learning about the life cycle of chickens in a very hands-on way. We were lucky enough to observe the chick ...