Knodel's Keynote

What's up in our classroom

Week of April 4th

Reading and Writing

* STAAR--I'm so proud of how hard my 5th graders worked during the reading test! We should be receiving results late April or early May.

*We have started our new class novel, Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell. The novel is historical fiction and we will learn the history that led to this lovely book.

*We'll begin a poetry unit at the beginning of next week!


Our Reading Log will be kept in our planners for the rest of the year. Individual students will set their own minutes goal, with a minimum of 60 minutes for the week for me. No need to sign every day for this--once a week is plenty.

Vocabulary--This week our study is man-, manu- meaning hand. Portable recurred on this list, so we revisited the suffix -able. Here is a link to the vocabulary slide show.