The Fontaine Flier
September 4, 2015
You Are So Awesome!!! Thank you!
The Leader in Me-8 Habits of Highly Effective and Happy Kids
21st Century Leadership and Life Skills
- Problem Solving
- Initiative and Self-Direction
- Cross-Cultural Skills
For the next couple of weeks, in the beginning of social studies class, we will be focusing on Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking. I make good choices that help avoid stress or problems later on.
ACES - A Constructive Response Writing Strategy
Many assessments require students to answer a question by writing a short response. These are also known as constructive response questions.
This is an area that is challenging for students and the ACES strategy helps students write better responses which will score higher on assessments.
What does ACES stand for?
A-Answer the Question
(In a complete sentence that ties in part of the original question.)
C-Cite Evidence directly from the text (using text evidence prompts)
E-Expand your answer by providing more information to back up your answer.
S-Sum it up/Wrap it up with a concluding sentence.
We will be working hard on this skill over the next several months. If you notice that your child is working on constructive response questions at home, please feel free to help them with this wonderful strategy.
Writer's Notebook Decorating Day! Friday, September 11
No spelling next week due to the short school week. Happy Labor Day!
No School- Monday, September 7
New Book Orders
Coming Up Next Week
Native Americans- People of the Eastern Woodlands, Plains and Northwest Coast. We will we sharing our paper slide videos, making Poplets on the iPads to organize our Native American information, and making totem poles!
Thanks again for all the shoeboxes!
Finishing up Shiloh discussion/ characterization/character traits/theme/Writing constructive responses using ACES
We will be starting our first Journeys Story- A Package for Mrs. Jewels
Skills- point of view & irony ( both tricky skills). Students will have to know first person, second person, third person omniscient.
Writing-transition words-How did the Chicken Cross the Road writing piece/point of view fairy tales
Focus on using transition words, strong verbs, voice, word choice, and point of view.
Math-Study guide will come home Tuesday and the test over Topic 2 (adding and subtracting decimals) will be Wednesday.
No test next week.
I will be out of the building on Thursday, September 10 for a math committee meeting.
Thank you so much for sending in candy and other goodies for the students to purchase with their class cash.
Band-B, D, and every other E day
Wow! (Word of the Week) Perspicacious
Friday Weekly Reflections
Reflection sheets no longer need to be signed and returned. :)