Mrs. G's Classroom News
October 7, 2016
The students really enjoyed Walk to School Day on Wednesday. It was a beautiful, perfect day and I was amazed how a little exercise in the morning before learning really did make a positive impact on student focus and attentiveness. If only we could walk before class begins every day!
We switched for RTI time M-W this week. The students are really liking traveling to their different classes to intentionally work on their specific skills. I am excited about this endeavor as well, and look forward to see how the kids progress with instruction being received this way.
We also worked on our online digital learning portfolios with the program called See Saw. We talked about what could be posted after reflecting on what we learned. Students used their agenda to remind themselves what we covered. I am excited about these portfolios and can't wait to show you during parent teacher conferences.
On Friday, students also read their first non-fiction article using the online program called Achieve 3000. We talked about how to read efficiently online and the steps needed to take in order to perform well on the activity. As an incentive to do their very best with these articles that are at their instructional level, I give little tickets that they put their names on. Once a week I will draw a name and that student will have access to our classroom Ipad and Osmo tech kit. The kids love this educational tool and will be motivated to try their best!
Science / Social Studies
In social studies, students studied Michgian bodies of water and made a Michigan map!