## We need a room parent!

Are you interested in this VERY much needed and important job for our class? We need you! Please let me know (on the volunteer form or by email) if you are willing to step up to help our class out!

## Next on tour: Upcoming Events

• 09/09- Library
• 09/12- Scholastic Book Orders DUE! You can place orders and pay online! CLICK HERE and use code JDMY2
• 09/12- Crazy Hair Day
• 09/27- Fall Festival (Del Paso Campus 2:00-6:00pm)
• 10/02- Picture Day
• 10/02- WAVE Meeting at 6:30

## Our Highlights: What We've Been Rockin' At!

Students really "Rocked" it this week!

Students worked on on building up their reading stamina in reading workshop (we got up to 12 minutes in class without anyone getting distracted!) We also learned how to read to someone and how to sit EEKK (elbow to elbow, knee to knee, book in the middle so we both can see).

In math this week we worked on fact families and place value. It was apparent during our Secret Number of the Week and our Day's of School that not one students had a clear understanding of what a ten actually is and the value of it. Most had a understanding that we regroup, but no one had a proper understanding of how many we should regroup or even why we need to regroup. We worked a lot this week on really solidifying that very necessary foundation of what a ten actually is and how it can be displayed in different forms. So we had an engineering, team-building, place value challenge! The mission was to build a free-standing display of a "ten" given ten of the "ones" cubes and one longer piece of tape. Only one "ones" cube could touch the table of their free-standing structure of their ten and all ten cubes needed to be touching to another to properly display a "ten". They had 3 minutes to discuss with their partner and work as a team to figure out how they wanted their ten, a way to make it stand and stay together, as well as create their display of a ten. The students worked well together, had fun, displayed critical and creative thinking, better understood that what the value of a ten is and how it can be displayed in many different forms...and it only took 3 minutes (...well, plus discussion time). Check out the pictures of the impromptu challenge below!

## Rockin' and Rollin' into Next Week!

Math: Addition and subtraction basics, place value

Writing: How writers get ideas, using sensory details, the prewriting process, and drafting process. Penmanship review.

Grammar: Proper, plural, and collective nouns,

Conventions: Capitalizing, ending punctuation, and apostrophes.

Social Studies: Mapping

Spelling: 100% Words

Jen Martin