Grobe and Morris Newsletter
Week of January 19th
This was such a wonderful week! I am very impressed by my students as we tackled analyzing and making inferences with poetry. Poetry can be so abstract that it is sometimes hard to get 9 and 10 year olds to fully comprehend the meaning behind a poem, but I must say my kids did a beautiful job connecting their background knowledge with text evidence to make wonderful inferences and comprehension connections!
Next week, we will continue our poetry study by diving into how certain structural elements can affect the interpretation and meaning of a poem. In reading, we will also begin our next literature circle round!
We will also focus on revising and editing their own expository papers in writing class. It is important for them to have wonderful ideas to write about, but it is just as important to be able to find their mistakes and correct them and to find areas to improve!
I am looking forward to another fantastic week of learning!
This week in Math we continued working through multi-step word problems using various operations and strategies. The students have worked really hard this week staying focused and working through tough word problems. Next week we will begin reviewing adding and subtracting decimals before we move onto a fractions review and then Geometry and Measurement.
In Science the kids presented their Energy Research Projects. They did a fabulous job teaching the class about light, sound, mechanical, thermal, electrical energy. We finished the week reviewing for the District Assessment that will be on January 23rd. Next week we will continue reviewing before the DA on Friday.
Please have your child complete the following problems and submit to me for a reward!
Sunday: 12 X 58 =
Monday: 346 / 5 =
Tuesday: 23 X 35 =
Wednesday: 468 / 7 =
Thursday: 45 X 22 =
Have a great weekend!
Take a Look @ January
Bloggers of the Week
Congrats Kyle and Isabella
Reading MAP Achievement
I am over the moon happy with everyone's results! Every single one of my kids should be pleased with their progress and scores but I wanted to give a special shout out to the students who achieved a full year's growth in just half a year's time!