We've had a great three days so far! We've started to get to know everyone with many fun games and team building activities. This week we'll continue to get know each other as we learn.
Students can bring a healthy snack to eat each morning at 10am. It should be a quick non-messy snack. No drinks other than water bottles please.
Here are our plans for the week:
Read Aloud - Roxie and the Hooligans
Reading - I will be completing DRAs (Individual Reading Assessments) beginning this week and will continue until they are complete. Students will participate in a number of reading activities including reading a Scholastic News magazine and reading a Wonderopolis.org article. We will work on setting, character descriptions, text-to-self connections and text-to-text connections.
Reading Homework - The best way to get better at anything is to PRACTICE. Our reading homework for the whole year is to read at least 20 minutes a day five days a week. That is a total of 100 minutes. Students can work this into their schedules whenever it works, but they should be reading most days. That just sets up good reading habits. At this point, there will be no daily logs at home. Students will keep track of their home reading at school. Students should have a goal of reading the same book at home and at school. In doing this, they are more apt to really get into their books and finish them more quickly.
Writing - We will do many quick writing sessions and work on setting up our Writer's Notebooks. For homework - students will need to decorate their Writer's Notebooks. We will be using them every day, so please bring it back each day even if they are incomplete. Due date for decorating is Friday.
Word Study- We'll be setting up our Word Study notebooks this week. If you have any magazines you can donate to our classroom, we would love to use them to decorate these notebooks. Thank you!
Tuesday: Art (Bring T-shirts to tie dye)
Wednesday: PE (Wear athletic shoes)
Monday, September 7th - No School - Labor Day
Tuesday, September 8th - MAP Reading Test
Wednesday, September 9th - MAP Math Test
Wednesday, September 9th - Curriculum Night
Wednesday, September 16th - Picture Day