Scholarly News

Room 314

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!

3rd and 4th Grade Math

This week we will continuing working on the relationship between multiplication and division through creating charts. This week's math game will be student choice. Please return it in the math game folder on Friday.

6th Grade Math

This week, we will continue chapter 2 in the math book, which is working with fractions, decimals and percents. There is no class on Friday due to field day.

5th Grade Reading 1

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. Please continue working on the fluency packet. Directions are on my website. Please practice the fluency packets at least twice a week. The more your child practices this packet, the more quickly your child will progress.

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

On Tuesday, we will be reading a story called "Underwater Hockey." The students will be drawing pictures to go along with the story. On Wednesday and Thursday we will be working on a story from Six Way Paragraphs called "Abe's favorite story." On Wednesday, we will discuss vocabulary from the passage. On Thursday the students will discuss their answers to questions that they completed for homework and compare their support for the answers. On Friday there is no class due to field day.

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.

2nd and 1st Grade Reading

On Tuesday, we will complete the dictation part of the lesson for substep 1.4. I hope that we will be able to move on next week. Due to the field day, specials schedules have shifted. I will not have the students the other days of the week. Please continue working on the fluency packet that was sent home a couple of weeks ago. Directions are on my website. Please practice the fluency packets at least twice a week. The more your child practices this packet, the more quickly your child will progress. Please do not skip this important part of homework.