Kohler Cougar News
September 21-October 2
Reading and Writing
Objectives: Gaining deeper meaning from our reading and writing detailed reflections
Objective: Topic 3-Multiplying by Multi-Digit Numbers
Objectives: Prefixes em-, en-, com-, con-
Week 6: Prefixes em- and en-
Week 7: Prefixes com- and con-
In class, we go over all 12 words over two days breaking them apart, learning the meaning, and illustrating the meaning to help us remember the meaning and strategy. Throughout the remainder of the week, we either do short activities with words or take a few minutes to study. However, I do require the students to take some time at home in the evening to also study and work with their words to prepare for their test at the end of the week. We have been graphing our Spelling progress over the last several weeks, and our graph is showing a decline. I have encouraged the students to take just a few moments out of their evening to study their words, that just practicing at school isn't the only responsibility they have regarding their spelling words. Please take some time to check in with your child every evening to study with them or ask them how they are doing with their words for the week.
*Below is a link to Spelling City where the students can do activities and practice tests with their weekly words.
WIGS (Wildly Important Goals)
Reading Home Connection: Our reading WIG is reading minutes. Each child throughout the school, and definitely in our classroom, has set individual weekly reading minute goals, which is one reason why your child has been coming home with a weekly reading log. This log helps us work towards our individual goals, class goal, and ultimately our school goal since everyone's minutes count. It is also a way to build stamina and perseverance, which will help support their ability to apply reading strategies as they continue to grow as a reader. Please take some time throughout the week to check-in with your child about their nightly reading homework as well as if they have been turning it in daily. Have a quick discussion with them about what they have read and their thoughts to provide them an opportunity to talk about their reading, which helps support their growth as a reader as well.
Math Home Connection: Our Math WIG is fluency. We will be tracking our progress of knowing 50 multiplication facts in 3 minutes. Our goal is to be able to do at least 45 correctly in those 3 minutes. Next quarter, we will focus on fluency of multiplying multi-digit numbers, similar to the focus of Topic 3 that we will be covering in Math. Please take some time to practice basic multiplication facts with your child to help build their fluency and accuracy to recall their basic facts. This will help support them in multiplying multi-digit numbers.
*Below are a couple sites to help practice basic multiplication facts.