News From Room 17
Mrs. Gronseth's Class
It's Already Mid-Term?!?!?!
Karly, Brody, Cameron, James, and Alex share their un-homework projects.
Lunch in the Classroom!
The winners of the un-homework raffle enjoy lunch and a movie in our classroom.
Allison, Maverick, Karly Jo, Daryl, and Addison pose during our class meeting, getting ready to share their Kudos and Concerns from the week.
Lunch in the Classroom!
- September 21 - Mid-terms go home
- September 23 - Un-Homework raffle tickets due
- September 23 - Scholastic Book Orders due
- October 14 - Homecoming (Release @ 1:35)
Note: If you would like to help our class earn free books, bookmarks, and other fun things, Scholastic Book Orders are AMAZING! You can even order online if you use our class code: MNYW8. You can order here at Scholastic. Of course, you can also send in your order form and payment with your student if you prefer. Thank you so much!
What Have We Been Working On?
In our small reading groups, many students have started their book clubs, while others are working on traditional guided reading and Pathways.
In our book clubs, students will be reading a book together. Each week, they'll read new chapters and have new roles within the group. One of the most important jobs is the Discussion Director, who will act as the leader of the group that week. He or she will need to ask their group THICK questions - questions that have more than one answer, that require you to think more deeply, and are usually more fun to talk about!
Check out this video that our class made today to show off their hard work practicing asking and answering THICK questions with their classmates!
Our class spent the past few weeks practicing some of our book club roles. Here, Brody and Brayden share their Adventuring Artist visualizing pages based on their independent reading books.
Justus uses our document camera to show how she visualized Prewitt Peacock's spooky tail, based on the description that I read from our read aloud book, The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock.
Students as Teachers
Mr. Reid asks the class the questions that he wrote about our read aloud book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
Daryl shows the class how he got his answer to our math problem.
Jordin, Brody, Brayden, and Makenna play Showdown to review for their math test.
Sharing Our Thinking
Wesley shares with the class how he was able to solve this rounding problem using a number line.
A special opportunity that our class had was to write a letter to Makenna's uncle who is currently serving in the military! Our class wrote letters to him and his unit to thank them for their service and to wish them well. We were very happy to have the opportunity to thank these men and women for defending our country!