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An Inside Look at What's Going On....

Welcome Back to School!!!!

It has been very exciting to get to know your child. I was thrilled to see so many eager faces and backpacks full of supplies on the first day. I am truly fortunate to have such an enthusiastic and sweet group of students this year.

What we have been doing.....

It has been a busy first few weeks of school. We have been doing a lot of activities to get to know each other and completing all of the beginning of school benchmarks. In Reading, we have been reinforcing vocabulary and comprehension skills and have started the novel "The Cay". We are doing the novel as a read aloud and really focusing on writing RACE responses. In Science, we have been conducting experiments to better understand the scientific method. In Math, we have been focusing on place value and order of operations. The students have been working very hard.

What is coming up....

Next week, the real teaching begins. We will be diving headfirst into the new Language Arts series. I will been sending week information home in regards to spelling words, grammar skills, and comprehension strategies being covered. Starting tomorrow, we are beginning Chapter 8, "Plate Tectonics" in Science. We will be working with Mr. Bittner throughout the year in Science and conducting experiments based on the topic. In Math, we will continue with Chapter 1 which focuses on operations with numbers.