Mrs. LeCroy and Ms. Spencer November 1, 2012
Another site we will be using is called kidblog. We will be posting writing on there, and other things that lend theirselves to blogging.
Classdojo is another site we will be using for positive incentives. This site rewards students for following rules and being a leader. Parents and students will have logins. We hope to get this set up in the upcoming week.
To make it easier for students, We hope to put logins and password in one central place for them. Any sites that we use will have links from my website.
We have started learning multiplication facts. Students need to be practicing these at home. I put several links to websites on my site. Again, xtramath seems to be a GREAT resource. They will be getting some multiplication study cards. The students will know how they work, and should be using them to practice their facts. Knowing these facts is essential to moving forward in math. We will be beginning a hands on equations unit soon. (For this, students must know their basic facts.)
We have also begun a unit on descriptive writing. Please check out our paragraphs about what fall is on the main hallway. It will be displayed there for the month of November. Students kicked off this unit with their spooky stories. I cannot wait to see the writing they produce next.
On Monday, we will have our second school wide writing assessment. We have all been working at making our conclusions better, but I've really tried to help them understand that the better your planning is, the better your writing will be. I hope they show all they have learned on this assessment. It will definitely give us a clear picture on how to move forward. Remember, students take the writing portion of PASS in March.