Highlights from the week of 9/15/14
News & Reminders
Family Journal: Each Friday your child will take home their spelling test and Family Journal. Please take a moment to read your child's letter and write a quick response.
Spelling Tests: your child will take home their spelling test each Friday. Please sign and return spelling tests on Monday.
Spelling this week: Students will learn how to do their SSW (Self Selected Word) and practice our spelling pattern, but they will not have new words this week.
Reading Log: Students should log their reading each night on their RAH Log. Logging includes writing the date, title, number of pages read, an I Response, and an initial from you! Logs are collected on Fridays to be checked. Please help your student remember to log every night.
Other News & Reminders:
*HW is posted on my eboard.
*Students began their Typing instruction in the computer lab. They are welcome to log on from home and continue practicing. Please encourage them to look at the screen and practice correct hand placement. It's tough but helpful! Link is on my Eboard, too.
*Scholastic Orders were submitted and should be arriving shortly
*We have received soap and hand sanitizer. Thank you! :)
Students complete their first Vocab Spinner planning sheet!
Family Journal-using planning sheets to stay organized!
Our Brassica plants continue to grow!
Look closely: you will see some true leaves sprouting.
Students observe their plants each day. They measure the height and graph it, draw a diagram with labels, and record anything new or any changes.
Why do plants need leaves?
Students are learning the function of seed leaves and true leaves.
Guided Reading Groups
Students read and discuss their books!
Students worked cooperatively to fill out a Story Map with a class favorite
Partners worked together to answer some tricky comprehension questions. They looked back in the story to help them select the BEST answer.
Schools THEN and NOW-Students used a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast one room school houses with schools today
Rotary Club Visit
*Link can be found on my Eboard