Mrs. Zavernik's Class News
Time To Relax!
We had so much fun with the 12 days of Christmas this year! I hope your child was excited to share what each surprise was!
I hope you wrap up 2013 feeling relaxed, loved & accomplished and that you ring in 2014 rejuvinated and enthusiastic about what the new year will bring!
Thank you as always for your continued support in your child's learning! Your student will have the most success because we're a team!
We've Been Busy Little Elves This Week!
Algebra on Splash Math would be a helpful practice resource over break!
Science Focus: Wrapped up electricity! Moving on To S.S.
Writing Focus: Using sentence structure/writing strategies automatically while writing. Creating a piece from start to finish being focused and on task. (Idea formation/paragraph structure) We also spent time discussing the importance of editing our own writing and being able to catch our errors.
Daily 5: Most students are finished (or finishing over break) with their book clubs. Please encourage your child to read his/her good fit book over break! You can have them keep a journal of what they're reading or just have them use sticky notes in their metacognition flip book to track their thinking.
Running Records will be coming up quickly as we dive into the new year, so any additional decoding, reading assistance you can give outside of school will help your student as they become better readers!
WtW: Sort Test Today!
Today we finished our class read aloud Stolen Children -- The class has been SO engaged in this story and for some it has revived their love for reading. If you don't already read to your student at night, it might be fun to find a chapter book that you could work your way to as a family. They were on the edge of their seats every day! (Of course, I conveniently stopped reading each day at a great cliff hanger to keep them WANTING more!) :) -
S.S. We're starting our Native American Unit in January.