Friday, November 15th, 2019
Feast of Favorites
Robotics Next Week!
Small Groups - We struggled a bit this week keeping all students up to pace with their reading. In addition, some kids forgot their books at home. I do have a couple extra on hand. This first round of groups provides an opportunity for kids to develop responsibility with reading expectations and also bringing their book home and remembering to bring it back to school the next day. The conversations around the table are just so much better when all participants know what's going on.
PAWS - Most kids were able to bring home their first assignment. We started PAWS #2 today. The kids have to take a stand on hunting. To help with ideas, we did some brainstorming of the pros and cons of the sport. I always find these essays very interesting to read. The goal is to have #2 complete by Thanksgiving.
Picture Book Friday - Oliver was quite entertaining with Be Quiet! We were able to come up with two possible themes; do what you're told and it's important to have patience for things that drive you crazy! I'm looking for a young lady who wants to read next Friday!
Ms. Gleason's Class ~ We have practiced multiplying 2, 3 and 4-digit numbers by 1- digit. The students learned the standard algorithm very quickly and are doing great with it. We have spent the last two days solving multi-step word problems. Next week we will be multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. Again the children will learn a few different methods and will be allowed to choose the one that works best for them. Keep studying those facts!
Congratulations to Izzy and Caroline for being fierce enough to qualify and compete in the preliminary round of the Geobee! Caroline is moving on to the final round!
So now kids have to be sure to have sneakers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Dates to Remember
November 25th - Feast of Favorites
November 27th-29th - NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving
December 4th - Evening Parent Conferences
December 6th - Half Day of School - Parent Conferences
December 12th - Evening Parent Conferences
December 13th - Half Day of School - Parent Conferences
December 17th - Ornament Workshop