Miss Flaherty's Classroom Update

August-September

Updates

Reading Map Test - September 13

Math Map Test - September 18

Civic Center - The Science of Magic - October 9

Voas Conservation - October 19

Curriculum

Reading

We are in the first 20 days of our reader's workshop! We are learning how to have good habits as readers and how to find good fit books for our level of interest and understanding!

We have also set up our reader's response notebooks and are learning how to take notes to help us better understand what we are learning!

Writing

Writing: We will begin our first major writing unit, personal narratives, in a few weeks. Students also began their Poetry Plus notebook. This is where students are introduced to a new poem or book at the beginning of the week and have a variety of tasks to complete by Friday. Ask your child what his or her favorite activity with the poetry notebook is!

Math

Math: We are almost through Unit 1 where students have been learning about factors, divisibility rules, and prime vs. composite numbers. The secure skill we will focus hard on this unit is prime factorization.

Character Club

Character Club: We began Character Club last week and all students got to participate! Students will continue participating Fridays if they have completed their homework and have followed PBIS expectations all week.

Leader in Me

We are so happy to be incorporating the 7 habits school wide! We will be focusing on our class mission statement as well as our own mission statements to put our best foot forward as leaders in the new year! Ask your child what their personal mission statement is! :)