Pier 25 - UMAC UPDATE
September 4, 2015
Have a wonderful weekend and hopefully you all enjoy an extra day off!
This week students learned how illustrations enhance our experience with text. As we read the realistic fiction story, Lunch Money, by the talented Andrew Clements, students demonstrated their ability to use a variety of reading strategies as we shared our thinking with one another. During this time students also practiced taking detailed notes in their Reader's Workshop notebooks to assist us in analyzing the text at a deeper level. I am so excited to see how engaged our team is as we not only share our own thinking, but learn to be actively listeners as well!
Each week your student will be asked to complete a reflection writing activity using kidblog.org. Students have been taught how to log in and complete a post. I have posted a direct link to the website on our classroom homepage under "Learning Links". Or students may go to www.kidblog.org and use the username for our class: email@example.com Your child will then find his/her name. The password is horist25. Your child should respond to the prompt with at least 5 complete sentences - using capital letters, complete thoughts and correct punctuation.
Link to KidBlog: https://kidblog.org/class/team-horist/login
It is that time of year again - where we get a baseline on where your child is in their learning using the MAP assessment. Students will be taking a test in both reading and math next week. After the test, each student will have a conference with me to discuss results and set goals for the year.
September 7 - No School
September 10 - Parent Night - Session 1: 6:30-7:15 Session 2: 7:30-8:15
September 17- PTO meeting @ 7pm (PBIS Presentation)
September 18- Fundraiser orders and payment due
September 23- Early release 2pm