Mrs. Badgett's Weekly Update

Week of January 5th

Happy New Year!! It was amazing to see all of the smiling faces arrive this morning!! I loved being greeted with either a high-five or a hug! I am so glad that everyone had a nice, relaxing break. Our student teacher, Brooke Denny, started today!! We are EXCITED to have her join our class! Below is a blurb from Brooke:


I am currently a senior at Indiana University, Go Hoosiers! However I grew up here in Noblesville. I am a graduate of Noblesville High School and Hazel Dell alumna. A few hobbies that I enjoy are reading a great book and being a photographer. I am also a huge soccer buff and have played goalie for the past 15 years. I am so excited to be given the opportunity to be working with the class this semester, and I cannot wait to see what great things this semester holds.


Below is an overview for this week. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!!

Reading

This week we will be focusing on using text features to locate information and gain meaning from a text. We will use Book Creator to create our own books highlighting the features.


Your child will also be reading a novel, based on his/her reading level, with a small group of students. We are working on answering higher-level questions over our reading by analyzing, evaluating, and creating.


We will also be reading passages. Please reference Canvas to view the articles. There is a link to Canvas below.

Math

We are working on Unit 7 (Fractions and Their Uses; Chance and Probability). If you have any opportunities at home to talk about fractions, please expose your child to them. For example, you could discuss fractions while cooking dinner or eating a pizza. Please continue to practice multiplication AND division facts at home. Please let me know if you need any flashcards. We use the app "Multiplication Genius" in class to practice!

Writing

We will be reviewing our persuasive and narrative writings before kicking off our informative unit!

Homework

Your child will have homework each night. The reading log is due on Friday. Also, MobyMax is a great website for your child to practice at his/her instructional level. The link is below.