Sledding Party is Friday for anyone who paid the 50 coins! Bring sleds!
In Math we're continuing with fractions. We can identify, compare, order, and find equivalent fractions so far!
In Reading we've been comparing and contrasting two texts.
We're continuing on with the same spelling patterns...au, aw, and al.
Don't forget recorders should be coming to school for Music!
Report Cards will come home on Thursday!
Have a great week!
This week some information about Arts and Academics will come home. We will also have FAST testing to check Reading Fluency.
In Reading we're working on summarizing and comparing and contrasting stories. Summarizing is a skill you can work on at home with the nightly reading assignment. Ask your child to summarize what they read during their 15-20 minutes of reading. If they can't tell you, they should be rereading to help them understand. This may be a hint to you that they're not focused, in a quiet spot, or the book level is not appropriate for them.
In math we're continuing with fractions. Students should be able to find equivalent fractions for you. This is a tough skill, but we made great progress last week! Math homework will be twice a week now. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please help your child with their work if they need it and let me know if it is a struggle so I can give them more help at school.
You should have a new spelling list from last week with the pattern of -au, -aw, and -al. Please help your child to study those.
Many students took AR tests last week and that is great! Please remember to help your child by talking about what they're reading and encouraging them to take AR tests! You play a vital role in your child's learning. Thank you for the work that you do. Together, we can accomplish so much more!
Have a great week! Should be warmer to start the week! :)
2018 is here! Welcome back!
This first short week is pretty typical for our schedule. We will try to sneak into the library on Wednesday to get some new library books. Science is finished so students will now go to Mrs. Hartfiel's class for Social Studies at the end of the day. Our sledding party was supposed to be on Friday the 5th, but is being postponed due to cold temps.
Look for some information to come home next week about the Arts and Academics program.
3rd Quarter Reminders:
-fresh start to AR; by the end of the quarter students should have at least 14 points with 80% accuracy to meet the standard. Make sure you're reading at home EVERY night!
-Please remember to sign planners, that helps me out so much and lets me know that communication lines are open. It also promotes responsibility from the child.
-Dress appropriately for the weather...hats, boots, snowpants, gloves, scarves, and of course coats.
-Conferences are right around the corner again. Look for information to come out later this month about scheduling conferences.
I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break! It's time to come back and really hit the academics again! Look for an update on that next week!
Have a great start to your 2018 and stay warm!
I'm sure everyone is super excited about break, but we've got a few days of work to put in before the fun can begin. Today we will have a small character education presentation from Mrs. Ourada and Mrs. Scheffler. Friday we will have our AR party in the morning and our classroom holiday party in the afternoon. The holiday party has a gift exchange remember. If you have any questions, please ask.
We'll be wrapping up our unit on Main Idea and details. We'll take our spelling test so we can start new in the new year.
In Math we'll continue on with fractions. Students are currently able to identify fractions and have started to compare fractions. This unit will continue in 2018.
This will be the last week of Science for our students. Next quarter they will have Social Studies with Mrs. Hartfiel.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a great week and a wonderful end to your 2017!
Pretty normal week this week.
We will be taking our STAR test in Math. Last week was Reading and this week was Math. You should be able to ask your child how they did on Reading already and either today or tomorrow ask them about their Math. We talk about the progress they made or should have made.
Reminder that gifts for the gift exchange can be brought in at any time. Thanks to those families who donated pencils, kleenex, or treats already! It is very much appreciated!
We'll get our next spelling words today. Look for those in the planners.
In Reading we're working on Main Idea and Details. We've read several texts already and identified the main idea and the details. The next step is to put that into a summary.
In Math we've started fractions and so far, so good! Many of the students think it is easy! Key vocabulary already includes: denominator and numerator.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Have a great week!
Well the big event of the week is the Holiday Program on Friday at 12:45. It will be over at the MS/HS in the gym. The students will be spending extra time practicing this week and we'll alter our daily schedule a a little bit because of that.
This week we will take our STAR test in Reading and next week we'll take it in Math.
In Math we'll be reviewing and testing on long division and starting fractions.
In Literacy we're really talking a lot about finding our evidence in the text. This is hard because many students don't want to go back in the text and look!
We're continuing with our current spelling list this week.
Reminder, the end of the quarter is nearing and students should have 14 AR points. Currently we have 7 students already at their goal! Ask your child where they are at.
A note went home last week about our upcoming gift exchange. If you have any questions about that, please let me know.
Looking forward to a great week!
Welcome back from a long weekend! I hope everyone spent some time with family and friends!
As we get back into the swing of things, there is nothing strange about this week! That's great for us! We have our routine!
We will have our new spelling lists coming home.
We will be working on sequencing a little bit more this week with our next texts in Literacy.
In Math we're continuing to practice long division using the partial quotients strategy. Again, remember this strategy is different from how you and I probably learned it so ask your child about how they solve division problems.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Have a great week!
We have a short week this week! Students will be dismissed at 12:25 on Wednesday and will not return until Monday.
In Math we'll continue working on multi-digit division. Please be aware that the strategy your child uses to solve their division problems is probably different than how you and I grew up solving long division problems. Ask them to tell you about it. Let me know if you have any questions on their strategy.
In Literacy we'll be finishing up some assessments from our units in Reading and Spelling. In Writing we're finishing up our personal narratives on our chromebooks.
Please take some time over the long break to do some Reading! We want to keep ahead of the game! Right now we have onl 4 students not on track to meet their AR goals for the quarter and I am working double time to get them caught up with the rest of us!
We have a few special things going on this week including a presentation from Mrs. Ourada about kindness and sharing, a special movie opportunity with our secret givers class, and some fun activities on Wednesday before we have to leave for the day.
If you have any questions at all, please let me know!
Monday...Our second night of conferences! Looking forward to meeting with everyone who I didn't get to see last week. If you're unsure of your conference time, let me know or check your child's planner quick after school!
Other than that, this week is pretty normal.
In Math, we tested on multi-digit multiplication and will now be going into multi-digit division! Please, please, please continue to practice facts! Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. If you need additional resources, please let me know and I'll get some for you!
In Literacy we're moving into our next unit of answering text-dependent questions using a literature text. We also have new spelling words...check the planner for those lists!
Independent Reading is off to a much better start this quarter. Remember, we're coming up on the halfway point here soon! Keep reading!
Remember with the weather that coats, hats, mittens, and boots will be needed. We've had a couple chilly days and we want to make sure everyone stays warm!
Have a great week!
This week is a normal week, but we do have the first day of conferences on Thursday. If you are unsure of your time, please let me know.
In Literacy we are working on making inferences. We are continuing to look at words with a short i, short y, or igh pattern in them. Remember, those words are in the planner!
Independent Reading should be well under way! We are two full weeks into the quarter already. If your child is on track to make their goal, they should have 3 AR points by now. Please remind them to read at home. It's a great idea to ask them about what they are reading to help them remember what they read. If they can't answer you, rereading is a great option!
In Math we're finishing up our multi-digit multiplication unit. Students have a variety of strategies to solve multi-digit multiplication problems!
I'm looking forward to meeting with many of you at conferences this week! See you soon!