A Peek Inside Room 12
Lots of Learning!
Writing: We have been working on fictional narrative this unit. Students are writing a culminating piece that we will edit and revise this week. They are working to include the parts of a good narrative, including sensory details, dialogue, and voice to their characters. We have also started working on writing based on our reading, where they are expected to form an opinion and back it up with evidence (quotes) from the text.
Math: We completed our first unit in math about numbers to millions. Now we are working on decimals and fraction units, base ten multiplication and division, as well as adding and subtracting decimals and fraction units.
Social Studies: We have been learning about colonization the last four weeks and the reasons for migrating to North America. We will finish up the unit this week working on more map skills.
Science: We will kick off our first science unit about the nature of science. Students will be learning and keeping their information in an interactive notebook. Students will be engaging in labs as well as reading scientific and technical texts.
October 6-7: Teacher In-service (No School)
October 13: Read Night
October 19-20: Parent-Teacher Conference (Watch for a sign-up in your email when we get closer to the date)
October 21: No School
October 31: Halloween
November 15: STEM Night
Class Dojo and Bucket Fillers
Students will be able to "cash in" their dojo points for some different rewards. As a class they decided on the following:
10 points - Chew Gum in Class
20 points - Bring a Stuffy or Wear a Hat
25 points - Use the Squishy Chair
30 points - Switch Desks
40 points - Show and Tell
50 points - Eat Lunch with Mrs. K
60 points - Use your own electronics (e-reader, school appropriate game, etc)
Students can also recognize the kindness acts of each other by filling out Bucket Fillers. These are just simple papers where they say what they notice positive about each other. They love filling them out and getting them!