Another Great Week in Room 212

Lots of Great Learning Happening!

Literacy Workshops

Students have settled into the routines of Readers and Writers workshop. They are setting goals for themselves and working on building their stamina both in reading and writing. I am so pleased with them as both readers and writers. We will be celebrating the end of our first reading unit, "Building our Reading Lives" on Monday. We have invited Kindergarten to come to our room students will read them books and model what "Good Readers Do". We will share a snack and celebrate together. Next Friday we will also be celebrating the end of our first Writing Unit, "Personal Narratives". Please see the invitation in your child's Friday folder this weekend. I hope you can make it as the students are very excited to share what they have been working on these past couple of weeks.

Math Workshop

This week we dug in to building arrays and area models for multiplication. Students worked in partnerships, sharing strategies and teaching them to others. Our mathematicians created posters to teach others, we had a gallery walk where students used post its to give feedback to one another, ask clarifying questions and challenge one another. We held our first Math Congress and it was a huge success.

Other Fun Stuff...

This week students got more comfortable using technology in the classroom, iPads, laptops and manipulating the document camera and apple tv to share their work. They practiced typing skills, opened up google docs to share writing, learned a new learning app, Educreations and created videos or themselves reading to practice fluency skills.

We had visits from Mr. Scott, to teach us about our brain, Ms. Bentley to help build math talk in our partnerships, Mr. Bolls to discuss Digital Citizenship, Ms. Sarah, and Ms. Mikey, student teachers from Boston College and finally Ms. Armitage and Ms. Drummond to chat with individuals about their learning. Whew...we deserve a weekend! Have Fun Everyone!