News from Room 12
January 12, 2016
Snow is finally here!!
2nd Semester Dates to Remember:
13-ISE Read-A-Thon Kick-Off!!
18-No School MLK day
19-No School Teacher-Work Day
15-JA Biztown!!! (I will be recruiting at least 20 volunteers for the day, so please keep this in mind!!)
25-Spring Break begins!
March 25-April 3 is Spring Break
27-29- Camp Pilgrim Hills!!
30- No School, Memorial Day
1-TENTATIVE DATE of 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
2- Last Day of School
As we begin the year, I have noticed we're almost out of tissue boxes and glue sticks! Any donations would be appreciated! :)
Also, as we begin "Indoor Recess" season, if you would like to donate any board or card games, that would be great! We are lacking in that department as of now. Thank you!
This week we continue to read Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen. Students are doing a great job and are reviewing many of the "Reading Literature" standards we did first quarter. My goal is for them to start using the strategies I've taught them for putting evidence from the text into their written responses. I've given them ways to start these sentences such as, "According to the text....", "Based on what I've read.....","On page......", "For instance.....", "For example......" and so on. Some students are getting proficient at quoting the text/author, which is VERY good. We will be working on this as we move forward.