September 23, 2015
Leaders in the Making
I am really proud of how most of our classmates are involved in clubs throughout our school. We are very well represented. Way to go, Reeves' Kids!!!
Reading and Writing
We will hopefully be wrapping up our Genre study this week. I expect a quiz on the different genres to be sometime early next week.
In writing we are researching and beginning the writing of our first ever Informational book. Students have chosen topics, checked books out from the library or gotten information from the internet, organized their notes, and are preparing to begin their writing to put it all together. This will come in handy when we begin our Native American Research Project, when they are writing another research paper.
Remember to study the stems and vocab each night because we have those quizzes on Fridays.
Thank you so much for all of your support with getting your children to log onto ALEKS once they are home. It is required for them to spend at least 30 minutes a week at home using this math program. I PROMISE YOU that it will make a huge difference. I am checking throughout the week to see who is logging on and how many topics they are learning. When assisting them at home, please do not just give them answers... it will not help them. There is always an explanation button for them to read and see how to work out the problems. If they need help after that you can help if you have time, and if you do not have time, they can go to another topic.
Science and Social Studies
We will get into our Social Studies more next week learning about how the first Americans came to the Americas.
Please remember that the Science and Social Studies notebooks are the study guides. Everything that they need to study will be in their notebooks.
Thank you so, so much for all of your support so far this school year. I am one lucky teacher!