Jeffrey/Mead Team Blog
Each day students participate in a Number Talk which are designed to help students become flexible, accurate and efficient when making calculations. The strategies we are teaching help students solve problems across all four operations. Right now Ms. Jeffrey's class is working on multiplication with partial products as well as halving and doubling. Mrs. Mead's class is working on subtraction, focusing on adding up, keeping a constant difference and removal.
Calendar Grid and Calendar Collector have also continued in classrooms. Students have been making connections between the work we do in Number Corner and the work we do in our unit lessons. This month the grid focuses on identifying a mystery shape from different perspectives. As the days pass students get more information to help them eliminate possible shapes. Every three days they are able to figure out which shape the clues are leading them to and then start again! For Calendar Collector students are looking for patterns in the mass of two carrots. Each day the mass decreases due to the carrot drying out. Later this month students will graph the data using coordinate points.
Unit 1 focuses on multiplication, volume and division. Students continued working on division this week. They worked with different models to divide and also found different ways to handle the remainder when solving a problem in context. We will wrap up this unit in the coming weeks. Up next - fractions in Unit 2!
Students will continue to take word study assessments so we can determine instructional needs for groupings. For the next two weeks we will do practice for upcoming word study instruction.
We are wrapping up reading assessments. We will use the results to plan mini lessons, group strategy lessons, guided reading groups as well as book groups.
Ms. Jeffrey's class began their second round of book groups. They are reading Walk Two Moons, Stranded, Night of the Twisters and Hatchet. They have assignments due on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Mrs. Mead's students are reading Wonder In this round the whole class will read the same book and we will model expectations for book discussions and reader's notebook responses. Students can get support reading the books by accessing the audio recording in Google Classroom.
FMS Fun Run
The FMS Wellness Committee is sponsoring a sock drive this October. Help us make this a real Socktober! Socktober is a national sole warming movement that gives everyone an easy and fun way to help those in need. As one of the most overlooked donated items we aim to put clean, warm and comfy socks on men, women and children. Each time a student donates a pair of socks, they will receive a paper sock to decorate and hang in the hallway. Please help us make this a Socktober to remember by donating socks of any style or color. New socks only please. Sizes infant to adult. The drop off bin is located near the front office.
School Wide SEL
Lesson 5: My 10-Minute Goal
In this week’s lesson, your child will apply the full goal-setting process they learned in this unit to work toward a 10-minute goal of their choice.
Try This at Home
Ask your child about the goal-setting process they learned in this unit and why it’s important. Encourage them to set a new short-term goal that's right for them and to follow the process they learned. Check-in along the way to see how it’s going.
Student Technology Tools
The following is a list of online programs students may use this year. Others could be added as the year progresses. Individual student password documents will be shared with students. We will be send home a permission form regarding student technology programs in the first weeks of school.
Students will need two masks at school everyday. Masks will need to be worn on the bus to and from school. They should also be worn at school except when eating and during mask breaks, which we all need!
Early Dismissal Procedure
IMPORTANT! Procedure for Early Dismissal
In the event that your child needs to be dismissed early, the following protocol must be followed:
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - you must pick up by 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday- you must pick up by 1:00pm.
Send your child’s teacher and Kim Kedzierski (firstname.lastname@example.org) an email first thing in the morning letting them know what time your child needs to be dismissed, the reason why and the name of the person picking them up. Or, you can also call the attendance line at 879-6326 and leave a message stating your child’s name, time leaving, the name of the teacher, the reason why, and the name of the person picking them up.
When you arrive to pick up your child, please pull up to the front of the building and call Kim at 879-6326 to let her know you’re here
October 22 FMS Fun Run
November 22-26- Thanksgiving Break (no school)