News From Ms. Reed's Class
September 28, 2015
In writing, we will be writing more small moment stories. Students will continue to look at their stories and decide how to revise them to make them even better.
In math, we will be beginning to learn how to solve story problems. We will be using the TIPS model (look for info in Homework Binder)s. Check out this Wake County overview of the first quarter. To get an idea how we are teaching and learning about story problems, look at the unpacking document link.
For our PYP unit, Who We Are, we are learning about friendship and being peacemakers in our community..
Also, please help them to remember to go back and click the Turn In button when they finish their Moby Max activity. I can then give them feedback on how they are doing.
Also, we had our first Letterland homework last week. Please be sure your child is completing the activity for spelling each night. I put a page in a plastic sleeve in each Homework Binder last week. Mrs. Baxter and I will be checking each day to see who has or has not completed this part of the homework. Last week's words were very easy, but the words will get much harder quickly as we move on to the 2nd grade units.
Lastly, don't forget that Reading Logs are to be completed each night. Lots of research has shown that reading each day is the best way to improve not only reading skills, but writing and math too! On October 1st we will begin the Book It Program. Each student that reads 20 or more books by the end of October will get a coupon for a free personal pizza at Pizza Hut. We will also keep track of how many books our whole class is reading each month. I can't wait to see our grand total in April!
Thanks for supporting Millbrook!
Kid President Video
We have been talking about heroes for our PYP unit. On Monday, the kids will get to see this in class. He pretty much sums up what we hope the kids will learn from this part of the unit.
Gotta love this kid!
September 29 Ident-i-kid Pictures--Order forms due
September 30 Innisbrook orders and money due
October 16 Early Release--Students released at 11:45
October 26 Teacher Workday---No school for students
October 30 Report Cards go home