February 17, 2014
It was nice to have a 3 day weekend, but I am looking forward to doing some great lessons with my scholars. It's a crazy week with field day for grades 4th-6th and some field trips in there, as well.
If you haven't heard, our Little Free Library is now open in the school lobby. You can check out our website for more information. We hope the school district puts it in its permanent location soon!
Have a great week!
5th Grade Reading 1
5th Grade Wilson Reading 2
On Tuesday we will read a story called "Underwater Hockey" and the students will retell the story. Due to field day we will not have class on Wednesday and Thursday they have a field trip. On Friday we will read "Who Stole King Cole" and complete some comprehension activities.
6th Grade Reading
1st Grade Reading
This week, we will review unit 6. This unit focuses on the adding suffix s to words. For example, dog + s = dogs. When reading a word in isolation with a suffix, we first read the baseword (dog) and then read the word with the suffix (dogs). Our goal is to be charting the students’ fluency 2-3 times per week. Be sure to be working on the assigned probe each week. We will continue with fluency probes this quarter. We have moved on to different probes. This week's probe is 7.
4th Grade Reading
Tuesday and Wednesday we will read a passage, "Firefighters Save Shepherd from Sinkhole," and learn how to identify the problem and solution. On Tuesday we will read the passage together and talk about key words. On Wednesday the students will share their answers to the passage and we will discuss what happened in detail. Also they will watch a short clip from the firefighters rescuing the shepherd. On Thursday there will be no class due to field day. On Friday the students will be working on Read Naturally.
6th Grade Writing
This week we continue working on the topic of kindness as the topic of our writing. We will be using the basic strategies of Bold Beginnings to develop different styles of topic sentences in reference to kindness. This will give them a variety of topic sentences to choose from and will help them start brainstorming the direction they would like their assignment to head in. They will be developing the topic of what is kindness into paragraphs. Students will have a choice to enter their finished assignment into the Be Kind contest. We will also continue to work with Four Level Grammar. This is a program that is being used throughout the school to immerse children in grammar. We will spend 5-10 minutes a day on grammar.