Team Hill News Update
Dutch Fork Elementary, Title One, September 4, 2015
Dates to remember:
Sept. 11 and 14- Grandparents are invited to lunch at DFES with their grandchild
Sept. 30 - Our first field trip to Saluda Shoals.
The Fiddler Crabs and Millipedes have moved in!
What we are learning as....
Mathematicians: We have been focusing on place value and rounding. We will conclude chapter 1 in My Math on Tuesday with a short assessment. Look for the review sheets to come home on Monday, but if students have been participating in class and completing homework, they are well prepared!
Social Scientists: This week we used the data from our grandparent interview sheets to plot on a timeline dates of birth, graph states of birth, and on Friday we will graph names we call our grandparents, ie. Papa, Granny, G-ma, etc.
Writers: We have been writing about our own life experience stories! We wrote about a time we were really scared, a favorite grandparent memory, and much more!
Readers: This week our focus during independent reading has been on keeping our focus in one book for 10 minutes. We have also looked at strategies to help us unpack words that we come to that we don't know or understand.
Just a clarification:
Word Work: We are trying to build and boost up the children's vocabulary, so the concentration on the word list is to understand what these words mean and be able to read them. There will not be a spelling test, but rather a vocabulary test after 2 weeks of reviewing these words.
Grammar: You've probably seen the last 2 weeks of Weekly Language we have been working on. We are covering parts of speech and grammar every day and a short quiz is given on Friday to see what we've gleaned. The first week the goal was understanding subject and predicate.