Here is what we have been up to this week....
As you saw from our guest bloggers this week we have finished up our point of view stories. I have a few more to share with you today, and then the rest will be early next week. Students did such a great job with this project. We are now moving on to using idioms and figurative language. For the beginning of this topic we will use Amelia Bedelia books, as she is famous for actually hitting the road with a stick instead of getting ready to leave when you tell her it's time to 'Hit the Road!"
Spelling- This week we have focused on frequent spelling patterns for the \j\ sound. They are j, ge, ji and gy.
AR Reading- The first set of AR reports are coming home today. Students should be at 23% of their goal today. Sadly there are still many students who haven't taken one quiz this quarter yet or are behind on their average percent correct goal for not doing well on quizzes. Please take some time to review the sheet with your child this weekend to make some goals for the remainder of the quarter. :)
Math- We have continued to work on fractions this week. We have done a lot with discussing what a fraction really is. We have talked about it as being a piece of a larger unit. Students know what the top number in a fraction is called and also what the bottom number is called. They also know how to describe what each number represents. We are moving on to finding equivalent fractions with unlikely pairs and having some fun with partners and games.
Flashcards- Today marks the 15th day that students have had to test on flashcards. There are 15 sets. In order to stay on track students should be on level 7-8 right now. I have stapled a progress sheet in everyone's agenda so you know where your student is. Remember, we are working on automaticity which is that students know the facts without having to use their fingers or skip counting songs.
Science/Social Studies- We are working on a mixture of the two right now. We have continued to discuss the regions of the United States to prepare for our Pioneer Journey in a few months. We have also begun to discuss various landforms and how the earth's surface has made this journey both easy and hard.
Technology- We are still focusing on internet safety and how to use the internet as a learning tool.
Upcoming Important Dates:
Monday, February 4-Friday February 8-Tally Rally
Tuesday, February 5- Market Day pick-up 4:30-5:30PM
Friday, February 8-Daddy Daughter Dance 6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday, February 12-Author visit
Wednesday, February 13-PTO Meeting 6:30PM
Thursday, February 14-Early release 1:20PM
Friday, February 15-District In-service at Central-Denison
Thursday, February 21 Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, February 26 Parent Teacher Conferences
Enjoy some more stories:
Please click on the following link: Diary of a Guitar by: JerryS
Please click on the following link: Diary of a Watter Bottle by: Cotton Candy Girl
Please click on the following link: Diary of a Desk by: 6000