Weekly Update

October 9, 2015

Next Week & More

Tuesday: Math test (Rose)

Wednesday: Science Living Systems Test

October 23, 26 & 27 Family Life

October 26 Picture Day

This Week

Our KidBlog is up and running! Beginning next week, one of our class jobs will be Guest Blogger. On Thursdays, the Guest Blogger will post a thoughtful academic question that everyone will be required to respond to at some point during the week. All students are ready login to our blog and comment on the first post and may reply to another student. Students all have passwords and many students have commented to our first blog question. Here is the link to the login page: https://kidblog.org/class/mrs-rose-2015-2016/login

Our Language Arts time continues to pick up stamina steam! Students are reading a variety of books, the weekly Time for Kids magazine, practicing cursive, spelling and vocabulary as well as writing Reader's Response letters to me once a week. I have just a few more students to meet with early next week to complete the reading assessments. We will also explore sights that identify the reading level of books so your student will be well informed as to why some books are "better fits" than others.

Science: We are wrapping up our Living Systems unit with the kids designing their own guide to study animal classification in the animal kingdom. See below for a few completed examples. For review, we will play a game of SCOOT to review for the test. Our test is scheduled for Wednesday and then we are diving into our next unit- Oceans! (pun intended of course!) We will learn about ocean organisms, the ocean floor and more in the next few weeks.

This has been our second week of DARE with Officer Carr. The kids seem to really enjoy this time and are learning important information.