Loopy Learner News
January 8, 2016
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Le Vent Du Nord’s workshops are intended to be educational and fun. The ensemble plays guitars, bouzoukis, fiddles, accordions and the hurdy-gurdy. A typical workshop includes four elements: music, teaching, interaction, and opportunities for questions and answers with the full group. “Teaching” might be information about unusual instruments the ensemble uses, maybe something related to language, or something about a rhythm or the origin of a song. “Interaction” can mean inviting a few volunteers to the stage on occasion or asking the students to sing along or clap a rhythm from their seats.
Continent Studies - ANTARCTICA
This week, our Wonders unit focused on Poetry. We learned about similes, alliterations, limericks, and other types of poetry. We read "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and picked our Shel Silverstein poems. In spelling, we practiced words with digraphs. Digraphs are two letters that make one sound: wh, ch, sh, th, ck. We took our test today, ask your child how they did!
A letter was sent home with each child for you to access "Seesaw". Seesaw is a Chrome application that serves as an online learning journal. This week, students recorded their own reading and then answered reflection questions. They also recorded their similes and alliterations. Check out your students online Seesaw account to check out their work!
Students took the first part of their Aimsweb fluency test this week. 17 out of 18 students made progress! I am very proud of all of the kids. It is important that they read or be read to every single day to become readers. Please have your child read at home as much as possible. Even 20 minutes per night will make a big difference in increasing their fluency and comprehension. Thank you for your support!