Happy New Year!
What's New in 2016?
We will be finishing our reading unit on folktales this month. The students will get the chance to talk about the lessons they have learned from the folktales we have been reading and may even be able to act out their favorite one! Some of my students have already started talking about making their own folktales on their free time to go along with our Kindness Challenges in class! If you want to know more about our Kindness Challenges, ask your child, OR scroll down to read about them! Our next unit will focus on animals and how they are unique! I know my class will LOVE this unit as much as they love exploring the ZooBooks and non-fiction animal books in our class library.
We just started our fourth unit in math this week! This unit focuses on data analysis, where they will be creating and analyzing surveys, graphs, and other forms of data collection. I have so many great ideas for this unit that involves them creating their own survey questions and collecting data from their classmates. My class has made so much growth in math and I love listening to them work with one another in their math workshop activities. Their math talk and strategies are continuing to amaze me as they develop their conceptual understanding.
Finally, we are finishing up our science unit on magnets and electricity this week and will be moving on to our next social studies unit which focuses back on the community theme but broadens it to focus on our state of Maryland as a whole.
Thank you again for all of your support! You have truly made this an excellent first year of teaching!
HOLIDAY FUN IN ROOM 5!
JANUARY BOOK ORDERS
There is a new scholastic catalog coming out for January. If you wish to order, use the link below and make sure you enter in our class code P8KB3. All orders will be submitted by 10:30pm on the last day of each month!
Our Kindness Challenges are little activities that they are challenged to complete each week such as telling someone why they are awesome, writing a positive letter to a friend, or even saying one reason they like themselves and how they are unique. My students LOVE completing these activities and look forward to new ones each week. Ask your child what their Kindness Challenge is each week and how they are going to complete it!
Here are a few of the ones we have done so far!