The Kersey Chronicles
Rockstars Choosing to Matter in Room 25
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Lydia won a carnival prize to play 3v3 soccer with me and some of her friends. We had so much fun! It was a close game, and ended up in a score of 6-5.
Young Author Books
Students are working hard on their fictional narratives, which will be published in their Young Author Books. These books will be presented at Art and Author Night on MARCH 24th! Students will bring these home to work on as homework as well.
We have improved so much in our ability to discuss texts through Socratic seminars. Students approach these discussions with a respect for each other and the learning process. I continue to be impressed by their conversations!
Young Author Books
Next Week's Set List
Week at a Glance/Skills for the Week:
LITERACY – Students will continue to examine different text structures and analyze how the author's choice of organization affects the story. Specifically, we will focus on compare/contrast.
WRITING – We begin a new unit on persuasive writing this week. We examine word choice and purpose to guide us in our writing. Also, students will need to finish writing their fictional narratives on their own. These stories will be published for Art and Author Night on MARCH 24th.
MATH – We will begin Unit 10. This unit is an introduction to algebra (and one of my personal favorite units!)
SPELLING – Unit 21 is on Thursday for those students who are continuing their spelling tests.
SCIENCE – No Science this week.
SOCIAL STUDIES – We continue Unit 3 in Social Studies, which explores the concepts of developing territories, Statehood, and how to live in harmony with others. How can we have freedom within a government structure? How does structure of government represent citizens of Indiana? How did key documents lay the framework for Indiana's constitution?
TIPS – We are rewriting the rubric for Socratic seminar assessments, using more kid-friendly language. This is a great way for students to really understand the purpose of discussing texts.
Week of March 16th: Acuity 3 Readiness test (the LAST one!)
March 18th: Early Release Day, 2:55 Dismissal
March 18th: 4th Grade Music Program, 7pm
**This is a change from the previous date**
March 24th: Art and Author Night, 4:30pm
**YAB are DUE on this date. Students may work on them at home***
March 28th - April 12th: Spring Break
April 21st: ISO Discovery Concert Field Trip, 9:30am