Jeffrey/Mead Team Blog
9/27 - 10/1
Each day students participate in a Number Talk which are designed to help students become flexible, accurate and efficient when making calculations. The strategies we are teaching help students solve problems across all four operations. Right now Ms. Jeffrey's class is working on multiplication with partial products as well as halving and doubling.
Calendar Grid and Calendar Collector have also continued in classrooms. Students have been making connections between the work we do in Number Corner and the work we do in our unit lessons. This month Grid has focused on the relationship between money and time while Collector is about volume, a concept from a fifth grade essential standard.
Students have also learned math games during this time. Some games students have learned are Digit Place, Close to 100, and Pathways. These games give students opportunities to practice addition, subtraction and multiplication as well as get to know each other and practice cooperative skills.
Unit 1 focuses on multiplication, volume and division. This week students worked on number strings with partial products, the over strategy and halving & doubling. Furthermore, they continued to work on writing expressions and equations to show multiplicative relationships.
Students will continue to take word study assessments so we can determine instructional needs for groupings. For the next two weeks we will do practice for upcoming word study instruction.
We are wrapping up reading assessments. We will use the results to plan mini lessons, group strategy lessons, guided reading groups as well as book groups.
Currently both classes are in the middle of a practice round of book groups. In this round the whole class will read the same book and we will model expectations for book discussions and reader's notebook responses. Students can get support reading the books by accessing the audio recording in Google Classroom. Mrs. Mead's students are reading Wonder while Ms. Jeffrey's are reading On My Honor.
Conference schedules have been shared with families.
For in person conferences masks are required. Parents/guardians should plan to arrive at their assigned time so we can avoid groups congregating in the hallway. Given that we have 30 minute blocks of time we should be able to adhere to that schedule.
FMS Fun Run
The FMS Wellness Committee is sponsoring a sock drive this October. Help us make this a real Socktober! Socktober is a national sole warming movement that gives everyone an easy and fun way to help those in need. As one of the most overlooked donated items we aim to put clean, warm and comfy socks on men, women and children. Each time a student donates a pair of socks, they will receive a paper sock to decorate and hang in the hallway. Please help us make this a Socktober to remember by donating socks of any style or color. New socks only please. Sizes infant to adult. The drop off bin is located near the front office.
School Wide SEL
Lesson 4: Time to Reflect
In next week’s lesson, your child will learn how to reflect on their experience working toward a goal.
Try This at Home:
Ask your child to tell you about their goal-setting journey, including what worked, what didn’t work, and what they could do next time. Tell your child about a goal that you set and worked toward. What worked, what didn’t work, and what did you learn?
Student Technology Tools
The following is a list of online programs students may use this year. Others could be added as the year progresses. Individual student password documents will be shared with students. We will be send home a permission form regarding student technology programs in the first weeks of school.
Students will need two masks at school everyday. Masks will need to be worn on the bus to and from school. They should also be worn at school except when eating and during mask breaks, which we all need!
Early Dismissal Procedure
IMPORTANT! Procedure for Early Dismissal
In the event that your child needs to be dismissed early, the following protocol must be followed:
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - you must pick up by 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday- you must pick up by 1:00pm.
Send your child’s teacher and Kim Kedzierski (email@example.com) an email first thing in the morning letting them know what time your child needs to be dismissed, the reason why and the name of the person picking them up. Or, you can also call the attendance line at 879-6326 and leave a message stating your child’s name, time leaving, the name of the teacher, the reason why, and the name of the person picking them up.
When you arrive to pick up your child, please pull up to the front of the building and call Kim at 879-6326 to let her know you’re here
October 7 Afternoon/evening conferences
October 8 NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conference Day
October 11 NO SCHOOL Indigenous Day
October 14 Picture Day at FMS