MB's Multi 1-2 Classroom News
Edition 8...THE OCHO!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Welcome 2018!!!!
Story Retelling and Literary Elements 2
January will Be a Busy Month!
In writing workshop students will be learning how to use or reviewing how to use an editing kit. They will be choosing one piece of writing to publish into a book. Hopefully they will be taking these books home with their report cards, if not, definitely before February vacation. The students recently organized their writing notebooks, and will be taking home their writing samples through January, to make room for the writing they will create through June. Also during writing workshop we will be doing a mini author and illustrator study of Mo Willems. We will be focusing on his character the Pigeon. Students will be writing a persuasive letter to Mo about their thoughts for the next Pigeon book!!! They will also be updating the Author's Strategy Bingo Board with some Mo Willems' inspired strategy ideas.
During word study students have completed (or will if the weather cooperates) WORD STUDY 4 stations focusing on adjectives. We will be working on verbs, antonyms, synonyms and homophones next. We have also completed a study of closed syllables and are zeroing in on vowel consonant silent e syllables. We continue to discuss and work with all 6 types of syllables.
Mrs. Langelier continues to challenge everyone's thinking and build math brain power during grade level math time and Multi 1-2 math workshops. Students are lucky to have the chance to meet with her in small group settings to work on the math skills which make the most sense for each individual.
Any ?s Don't hesitate to contact me!
I am hoping to have the time to update our classroom website with some Daily 5 photos and pictures of one of our reading responses to the book by local author and illustrator Matt Tavares, "Red and Lulu".
I said it was going to be a busy month and I meant it! HA! I hope to also send out a volunteer sign up for January through February. Volunteer times are Monday Tuesday Thursday and Friday from 8:50-9:45 for Daily 5 CAFE lIteracy Workshop, or Wednesday from 9:40-10:40 for STWEAM. If you would like to volunteer this week before the sign up is made, please contact me. Also if there is a time you are able to volunteer and it is not listed, please let me know, and I am sure we can work something out!
I will send an email letting everyone know when the above mentioned happens this week.
STAY WARM!!!! MB