News From Mrs. Threatt's Pad

Read on to find out what's happening in Math and ELA!

Important Dates to Remember

Sept. 17 - Come out and support our school at Shane's Rib Shack!

Sept. 18 - Green Day! Wear green to support those with Mitochondrial disease.

Sept. 23 - Map Skills quiz in social studies

Sept. 25 - First day of Striders running club

Sept. 26 - MAP Reading testing @ 10:00

Oct. 1 - Come out and support our school at CiCi's Pizza!

Oct. 2 - September reading log due (340 mins.)

Oct. 3 - Pink day! Wear pink for breast cancer awareness.

Oct. 6 - MAP Math testing @ 10:00

Oct. 8 - International Walk to School Day!

Oct. 9 - Sharkathon Pep Rally!!

A Thought to Ponder...

"Know what sparks the light in you. Then use that to illuminate the world."

~ Oprah Winfrey

Units of Study

Social Studies: We are wrapping up a review of map skills. This mini-unit lays the foundation for the study of the geography of our state. We will have a quiz on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd. A study guide will be coming home soon. Look for it in your child's green homework folder.

Math: We are moving right along in our multiplication unit. We are exploring the meanings of multiplication and division. We will be moving to basic fact fluency practice, as well as learning the properties of multiplication. Study those multiplication facts with your child at home! Below is a link to one of my son's favorite multiplication games - TIMEZ ATTACK! Check it out!
http://www.bigbrainz.com/Multiplication.php

Reading: I am wrapping up beginning of the year Fountas and Pinnell reading assessments. I have been so impressed with all the wonderful reading students have been doing over the past two weeks. I can't wait to share your child's assessment with you at our parent-teacher conference in October!

Writing: We are in the middle of our personal narrative writing unit. We are working to capture those "small moments" in our memories and put them onto paper to tell a story. This week, students will be using the iPads to record themselves telling a small moment story. After recording, students will play back their videos and write down their story on paper. We will then work to revise and edit our small moments to make them into personal narratives that come alive for our readers!