Mrs. Fitzgerald's Class Newsletter
Students Discussing Learning Targets for Last Week
Math Problem Solving
Upcoming Week: Reader's Workshop
This upcoming week we will continue with making comprehension strategies part of our daily reading lives. The lessons this week will focus on figurative language in text clues as well as raising the level of our questioning while reading.
Figurative language is a hard thing for students to understand. We will look at some different types of language, including similes and methaphors. Students will also start thinking through the level of the questions they ask when talking about books/stories. The bigger and deeper the questions, the more thought it takes to answer it. The really great questions often have more than one answer and can be debated.
Upcoming Week: Writer's Workshop
We are on our way to completed personal narratives!! Student have taken all the mini lessons to heart and their stories are taking shape. If you ask them, they may say this has been tough work. I agree!! But, boy is it worth it! They have put a lot of hard work into making the best they can.
We will spend the week fine tuning and publishing the work. They should all be available during conferences for you to read! We will have a writing celebration on Friday. Students will share their stories with peers and get author pictures taken.
Upcoming Week: Math Workshop
I am proud of how students have used GRIT to get through some of the challenging problem solving they have had. Sticking with it and trying different strategies has been awesome to see. I learned a few new strategies myself this week!
Parent Teacher Conference Schedule
Students are welcome to come to conferences. If you prefer to meet without students, that is also fine.
Fall Party - Help Needed
Our Fall Party is on 10/7. Our room mom is Kristin Durm, and she will be setting everything up for the party. She will unfortunately be out of town to run everything. If you are able to assist, please either let Kristin or myself know. Thank you!!