Room 7 News

October 17, 2016


Dear Parents,


Hats off to Room 7 for donating $30.00 to this month's community service project. I know the children felt proud to give to such a great cause!


Curriculum News:

The children are getting ready to publish one of their personal narrative writing pieces. They are learning to revise and edit their writing by being detectives. They are looking closely for errors in their own work and peer's work. They worked with writing partners to help each other make sure their stories makes sense and sounds right to the reader. They have also spent time writing and rewriting a strong ending to their story. I am so impressed with the focus and effort of the kids during Writer's Workshop!

Class Read Aloud:
We are almost finished with our first read aloud, Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary. Read aloud time in Room 7 has become my personal favorite. The children are so engaged as they listen to each adventure and mishap little Ramona has every day in her kindergarten class. This story has been a springboard for in depth conversations about characters, setting, and plot. Our read aloud time has also reinforced the value of loving a great book!

STREAM Lab Update:

Last week, the students had additional time in the STREAM Lab with a week of project based learning. The children created and used models to record and interpret information about geographic features. They observed their surroundings and recorded them onto maps through collaboration and gathering of information. Students asked questions to analyze maps and find patterns. The culminating project is a beautiful topographic map of mountains.


Donations:

I'm sure by now you've heard that the children have been chewing gum as tool to help them increase their focus in the afternoon. Any donations of sugar free gum would be greatly appreciated. The kids have chewed up our current supply!


PTO:

Paperwork was sent home on Friday from the PTO with all the information about how to make a donation. It's not to late to make a contribution to the PTO!


Thank you for your support!


Kind regards,

Julie