Ms. Reed's Super Students
Jan. 4th- 8th
Quick Announcements! **
- Guided Reading- Slight change in lessons, we are reading the same part of each book for each week. We will focus on only 20 pages or so at a time to help aid in fluency, confidence, vocabulary and story structures.
- Correct and Return- If there is an example of student work that they have not completed correctly and have received a failing grade on- I will be sending it home with the other papers but it will say "correct and return" if this is done their grade will be corrected to a 70. This is to ensure you are aware of their work and are getting an opportunity to help them.
*****I will still be pulling them to my back table to reteach the subject they are struggling with.
- Winter Reading Challenge- The district is hosting a reading challenge for over the break! Details can be found at the links provided below! One even includes a FREE TICKET TO SIX FLAGS!
- Growth Mindset- The purple post-it in your child's planner is about to be weekly! We set goals for ourselves about things we want to improve our confidence with here at school and have decided to return to them every Monday. They did a great job being reflective and realizing that we only learn by making mistakes.
This week we learned alot!
Math- This week we have been writing our own story problems and discussing reasonableness. We have made found a connection in story elements and have included those in the writing of them. Some have been given an answer and told to write a problem around it, and others have been given a number sentence and had to include it in their story. They have been developing the questions, problem and switching with a partner to solve. Really high level stuff!
Reading- In reading we have discussed fairy tales and folktales, both contemporary and classic. They have made inferences daily based on the structure of the story, or made predictions based on their background knowledge in combination with text evidence.
Writing- We have continued our discovery of writing three types of expository texts. By selecting a single topic that could be used for each genre, we have made a plan and will begin drafting an expository letter on Friday. We have included procedural (how to) informative (telling about) and persuasive (convincing).
Science- We have been learning about the size, shape and texture of rocks by making comparisons and observations of rocks brought in as well as from a school collection with many different types!
Social Studies- We will be locating ourselves, classroom, town and state on a map as well as important national landmarks. We will be comparing the state capital and buildings to the national capital and its buildings.
21 Day Challenge- Eating Healthy!
Monday, Jan. 25th, 12am
4380 Throne Hall Drive
We want 100% participation. All it requires is healthy snacking!
As an added- we have decided on in class rewards for every day that your child:
- eats a fruit with breakfast
- eats a veggie with lunch and dinner
Celebrate Carroll (last week!)
In reading students will be understanding the story elements from the dialogue and stage directions found in readers’ theater scripts.
Our writing lessons will be writing persuasive letters and learning how to make them longer, stronger and more convincing.
In math the students will focus on identifying fractions and naming fractions that are greater than one.
Our science lessons will identify and compare the properties of natural sources of freshwater and saltwater.
Our social studies lesson will be be about symbols found on maps and on a globe and describe their usefulness.