Mrs. Z's Class News!
March 27, 2015
Hip Hip Horray! Spring Break Starts Today!
I've included some important information re: Chaperone interest for our Madison Field Trip coming up in May. Please take a peek and fill out ASAP!
Avoid The "Spring Break Slide!"
Here's how you can help!
*Have your child read at least 20 minutes a day over break!
*Your child can use Read Theory as GREAT practice!
* Use the website MAP links to practice skills to improve RIT Score on MAP Test!
* Use the iPad Splash Math and Brain Training Games (Kids love them!)
Here's What We're Learning....
Science-We wrapped up our Astronomy Unit. Your child's Astronomy journals are the final product for this unit. This was a unit of inquiry and students worked really hard on showing how they expanded their knowledge on their understanding of how our universe is constantly changing!
ELA-The class has been learning about how to identify main ideas and key details while reading both literature and informational text. We also worked on summarizing by using the "Somebody-Wanted-But-So-And Then" strategy.
Writing-This quarter we focused on informational text features and studied how writers engage their audience through the structure of their piece. We wrote our biographies, wax museums and various summaries about text throughout this unit.
Daily 5 Rounds:
"What Is It?"
Book Club Stems
**your children have been working on improving their questioning stems while reading and their letter submissions to me through Schoology. You can see your child's work by having them log into Schoology and show you their submissions.