Picnic Party People
Reading and Writing
We have completed 5 weeks of Unit 1 in the Wonder's program! This past week students continued practicing asking and answering higher thinking questions in their reading. They have also had more practice determining main idea and details. This coming week students will take their post-test on ask and answering questions. Post-test? Wait, when was the pre-test? About 2 weeks ago before we started to learn ask and answer questions the students took a pretest. Of the 101 questions they asked, only 11% were thick questions. From this data we were able to focus our instruction in the areas needed. My goal is to do better including some data in our newsletter throughout the year so you can see our growth in learning too! This coming week students will also be working on reader's theaters in their small group. Reader's theater is a great way for student's to work on expression and fluency in reading.
In writing each unit of study has a required writing assignment. In Unit 1 students must write a personal narrative. A personal narrative is a true story of something that happened to you. Students will have to use their learning from their lessons on sequencing to use time order words in their writing. Personal narratives also have quotations which will be a new skill for the class. I always find it easier to write a personal narrative over an event that was humorous. Some students find it easier to focus on an event that had an impact on them. Please work with your student this weekend to brainstorm a few ideas that they might use to write their personal narratives next week.
Going Away Party for Ms. Rockefeller
Day C- Music, Timed Tests, and Bear Buddies
Tuesday, October 13th
Day D- Mind Up and PE
Wednesday, October 14th
Day E- Guidance and Library
Thursday, October 15th
Day F- 9:00-10:30 am Musical Practice at the Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Webster Night at Jimmy Johns (128th and Meredith)
***6:45 pm- 3rd grade Musical at the High School PAC- Theme is pajama party so students are to wear their pjs.
Friday, October 16th
Day A- Library, Computer Lab, and PE
Ms. Rockefeller's last day