Ms. Reed's Super Students
Quick Announcements! **
- Guided Reading- Slight change in lessons, we are reading the same part of each book for each week. We will focus on only 20 pages or so at a time to help aid in fluency, confidence, vocabulary and story structures.
- Winter Reading Challenge- The district is hosting a reading challenge for over the break! Details can be found at the links provided below! One even includes a FREE TICKET TO SIX FLAGS!
- ITBS testing scores will go home on January 21st!
- Growth Mindset- The purple post-it in your child's planner is about to be weekly! We set goals for ourselves about things we want to improve our confidence with here at school and have decided to return to them every Monday. They did a great job being reflective and realizing that we only learn by making mistakes.
- 21 Day Challenge! It officially starts the 25th but be sure and sign up by the 25th! Information was sent home on Tuesday and the link is provided below!
Monday, Jan. 18th, 12am
4380 Throne Hall Drive
This week we learned alot!
Math- This week we have been writing our own story problems and discussing reasonableness. We have made found a connection in story elements and have included those in the writing of them. Some have been given an answer and told to write a problem around it, and others have been given a number sentence and had to include it in their story. They have been developing the questions, problem and switching with a partner to solve. Really high level stuff!
Reading- In reading we have discussed fairy tales and folktales, both contemporary and classic. They have made inferences daily based on the structure of the story, or made predictions based on their background knowledge in combination with text evidence.
Writing- We have continued our discovery of writing three types of expository texts. By selecting a single topic that could be used for each genre, we have made a plan and will begin drafting an expository letter on Friday. We have included procedural (how to) informative (telling about) and persuasive (convincing).
Science- We have been learning about the size, shape and texture of rocks by making comparisons and observations of rocks brought in as well as from a school collection with many different types!
Social Studies- We will be locating ourselves, classroom, town and state on a map as well as important national landmarks. We will be comparing the state capital and buildings to the national capital and its buildings.
21 Day Challenge- Eating Healthy!
Monday, Jan. 25th, 12am
4380 Throne Hall Drive
Please register by the 24th! http://www.kids-teaching-kids.com
We want 100% participation. All it requires is healthy snacking!
As an added- we have decided on in class rewards for every day that your child:
- eats a fruit with breakfast
- eats a veggie with lunch and dinner
Celebrate Carroll (last week!)
In reading students will be deepening their knowledge on text features by practicing to use them to help us locate answers to our questions and navigate the texts.
Our writing lessons will be celebrating all of our hard work on persuasive letters in an author's fair at the end of the week! I will provide OREOs, please bring juice for your child on Friday.
In math the students will continue lessons with fractions and work on identifying and creating improper fractions.
Our science lessons will include natural and man-made resources.
Our social studies lesson will be identifying examples of good citizenship.