A Note from Ms. Salazar
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday! The kiddos jumped right back into the routine this past week. We started our second bend in Information Writing, began learning about multiplication and division, started some cursive writing, and began prepping for Student Led Conferences.
12/9: Report Cards available on Genesis at 3:30
12/10: Afternoon Conferences, 1230 PM Dismissal For Students
12/11: Evening Conferences, Regular School Day for Students
12/12: Morning Conferences, No School For Students
12/15: Evening Conferences, 1230 PM Dismissal For Students
12/15: IEP Progress Reports Available in Genesis, 5 PM
12/17: School Store, 1150-1240
12/19: Battle of The Books Permission Slip Due (Grades 3-5, Optional)
12/19 Appreciating Differences Day-See Information Below
12/23 1230 PM-1/4 Winter Break
Reading Workshop-SLAM Responses
- State the question in the answer
- Locate evidence in the text to support your answer
- Add an idea or more evidence
- Make a meaningful conclusion
Ask your child to share this strategy with you!
Writing Workshop-Info Writing Bend 1
Writing Workshop-Bend 2
Words Of The Month
December's Word Of The Month is Perseverance. We read a story about a porcupine who did not give up until she came up with a solution for her balloon at graduation problem. Since beginning our discussion on perseverance and determination, students have realized that many books have characters who persevere through obstacles to accomplish tasks.
Barnes & Noble Drink Poster
Students are using coins to show equal sharing (dividing)
The Doorbell Rang
In this story, cookies needed to be divided in a variety of ways as family members arrived to a household. Students used the story to model equal sharing in one of our stations this week!
Reviewing Old Skills
Students continue to practice 3 digit addition and subtraction in our Hands On station.
The Doorbell Rang
The Interrupting Chicken
Franklin Institute Assembly
Student Led Conference Prep
We also play the game counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Soon, we will begin counting by 3s and 4s. Skip counting will help students as they master their multiplication facts and they absolutely LOVE playing this game. Even Mr. Bissinger joined in on the fun!