Mrs. Doody's Class
Week Of September 12th-16th
We started reader's workshop last week and worked on setting some reader's "norms" and routines to ensure we are off to a positive start. Each student chose one realistic fiction book to read this week during our class time. We will be focusing on having meaningful conversations with reading partners, jotting our thinking as we are reading, and expanding our jots into character theories.
Our first writing unit is personal narrative. This is often my favorite genre because I truly get to see your child's personality come through in their writing. On Monday and Tuesday students will be completing a personal narrative "on-demand" writing piece. This serves as a baseline piece for narrative writing and will be used to gauge how much growth your child makes by the end of our unit. We will spend our time learning several strategies for generating story ideas on Wednesday and Thursday. Our week will end with decorating our notebooks on Friday. Please make sure to send in supplies with your child!
Unit 1 in math essentially serves as a review of fractions from fourth grade. Although it might be a slow start after our long summer break I am confident your child will quickly pick up where they left off! On Monday we will be finishing our math pre-test and also looking at our pre-test scores to assess where we are at as a class. The rest of the week we will be working on reviewing fraction vocabulary, building equations using unit fractions, and creating equivalent fractions. Your child WILL have math homework at least two days this week.
Important Dates and Events
September 14th: Late Start
September 15th: Curriculum Night--3-5 7:30-8:15