Mrs. R's News

Friday, September 4, 2015

In class...

Students have been working hard on the following areas this weeks:
*MATH: Students practiced finding ways to make 7, 8, and 9. Ask them about a) the shake your disks game and b) number bonds. Next week we will work on making tens.

*READING: We are finishing up our practice of Daily 5 routines. This week we practiced listening to reading and doing word work with our word wall words. Next week we will practice rotating and doing these stations with fluid small groups.

**This month we will focus on books about the Berenstain Bears.
*WRITING: Students have been working on using pronouns and proper nouns in sentences, as well as working to make a strong six-seven word sentence by adding details. Next week we will be practicing types of sentences and ending punctuation.
*TECHNOLOGY: We used iPads as part of our listening to reading process and to practice math through games. SushiMonster is a big hit!
*CHARACTER: SEPTEMBER means Self-Discipline!! We talked about the Kevin Henkes book Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Sometimes Lilly (and our classroom friends) let our emotions get the best of us when we get excited or upset. We talked about ways to control our bodies and our actions. It's not easy!!!


This week we worked through the design process. The steps for this process include asking a question/finding a problem to solve, exploring ways others are using to solve similar problems, designing and creating a model to solve the problem, evaluating the model, and explaining how it worked, or didn't work.


This week we worked through our design process while exploring bubbles. PLEASE look for the blue list in your student's folder. This has a list of items he/she needs to bring. Next week.


Monday, September 7 - NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

Tuesday, September 8 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Meetings)

Friday, September 11 - WEAR Red, White, & Blue

& Elementary Night at the BHS Football Game

Wednesday, September 16 - !st Grade Tech. Information Night

Thursday, September 24 - PICTURE DAY!!