A Week in Pictures
Ms. Paparella's Class
Productive struggle is necessary for our kids! Do not be afraid to sit back and listen as they sift through their thoughts! The strategies are there! Many times, we just need to give them the space to show us!
Way to go Kaleb and Layla!
When students are able to reflect upon their own successes and struggles, they become more engaged in the learning process. Since we have began to formally talk about collecting data, it is remarkable to see the implications it has for students in their personal lives!
Janayla and Nevaeh had so much fun learning about their peers through their data collection! Learning the different ways we can display data is exciting when you have been a part of the data collection yourself!
Creating Our Own Surveys
Students are in the middle of creating their own questions to collect data about! It is amazing how quickly they went from seeing opporunities in our classroom to our school as a whole! I can't wait to keep you posted as this evolves!
In order to give you a more accurate understanding of where your child is in terms of spelling, I will begin to test them on a weekly basis. I will staple these to their agenda at the end of every Friday. As we work through these vowel patters, I want you to be aware of how they are progress. Therefore, if you feel concerned about a particular pattern, you will be able to address it at home as well! This week was the "igh" pattern and next week we will focus on "a-e."
We will test next week for our data unit! After this will come our investigation into time! Please engage your little ones at home as they ask about elapsed time and analog clocks! It is a tough one, but they will have so much joy once they master it!
Our class will be split between two days: February 23rd and February 25th. Harbison State Forest is going to be a blast! Please make sure to have those returned by Wednesday of next week.
You've asked for it...and it is FINALLY HERE! The princess ball will be March 4th, 2016 in our DFES Cafeteria! More information will be provided the closer we get to the event!