with Mrs. Drayton
Dutch Fork Elementary The Academy of Environmental Sciences, Title I
I hope that everyone has been safe and sound during this week. School will resume it's regular schedule on Monday, October 12th. Conferences have been rescheduled until further notice.
SC Supreme Court Trip
Our class will be able to have 2 chaperones. If you are interested please send me an email. I will place the names in a "hat" for a random drawing. If your name is drawn I will send you an email. If you are not selected for this trip, no worries, we will have several more during the school year. :-)
Landforms & Oceans Research
Math & Science
We are halfway through our math unit of adding and subtracting decimals. We have been developing understanding by first using concrete manipulatives like base-10 blocks or money. Money has been a huge help in understanding how to read decimals! From there we used visual representations in the form of models, base-10 charts or 10x10 grids. Finally, we applied our knowledge to do the math. Next week, we will use these same strategies to understand subtracting decimals. Please continue to encourage your child to use the place value chart in his or her Math Notebook if he or she is having difficulty with adding or subtracting decimals.
We continue our research of landforms and oceans. We will be inquiring into landforms of the ocean floor. From there we will compare and contrast the sea floor and land. Our research involves using what we know as readers to make sense of informational texts, including summarizing, determining importance, and identifying main idea and supporting details. At the end of our independent or pair researching, we share our findings to develop whole group understanding.
Math Workshop: Problem Solving & Collaborative Learning
Books We are Loving
Preparing for our 2nd Grade Pals
Math & Literacy Pals
Your child knows how near and dear this service learning is to my heart, and I was so proud to see how quickly they took ownership over their roles, as well. Each week we will meet with our pals, reflect, and develop new lessons based on their pals' needs. The kids said, "Mrs. Drayton, we are being just like you!" Your children really are teachers alongside me, and I am so excited to learn from them during our Math & Literacy Pals meetings.
Math Pals: 1st Meeting
Literacy Pals: 1st Meeting
J'den's Caterpillars: Inspired by The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Book Review inquiry
We completed our first book review of the year this past week. Prior to any writing, we immersed ourselves into book reviews to determine "what makes a quality book review." Your child noticed and named characteristics of book reviews. From their observations we decided what we all must have in book reviews in order to have quality writing. Your child will have all of their writing saved on his or her Google Drive that you can access on any device with internet.
Literacy & Social Studies
Environmental Science Fair Groups
Student Author and Showcase
All About Riley
Hi my name is Skilar and the person that I am writing about is Riley .M. And what I learned is that he is a pretty cool guy and will tell you why.
Riley has a mom,dad and a brother named Casey.Riley was born March 18 2005.Riley likes to read because he said it is easy.
Did you know that Riley likes Arby's I did because I did the interview so that is what I learned about Riley