April 14, 2014
Now that AIMS is over, we can get back to business. It's a crazy start to the week. I will not be at school on Monday. Mrs. Sorenson will be subbing for me. We will not have classes on Tuesday because I will be testing.
Our field trip to see "Schoolhouse Rock" is coming up fast. If you have not turned in your permission slip, please do that this week. It should be a fantastic show!
Have a great week!
"How you learn has nothing to do with how smart you are. You have greatness in you. You just need to discover what that is." - Henry Winkler
1st Grade Reading
On Monday we will finish unit 7. We will begin unit 8 on Wednesday. Unit 8 focuses on blends: bl, st, mp, gr, etc. Our goal is to be charting the students’ fluency 2-3 times per week. Be sure to be working on the assigned probe each week. We will continue with fluency probes this quarter. We have moved on to different probes. This week's probe is 13.
6th Grade Writing
This week we will be starting persuasive essay research projects on different types of renewable energy. Students will research fossil fuels and an alternative energy. Their goal is to convince the reader why their alternative energy is better than fossil fuels. Students will select a renewable energy to do research on. They can choose either wind, solar, geothermal, biomass or hydropower energy. Students will look for research to explain how the renewable resource is converted into energy. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the alternative energy? They will also explain why the resource is the best solution to our energy problems. We will also continue to work with Four Level Grammar. This is a program that is being used throughout the school to immerse children in grammar. We will spend 5-10 a day on grammar.