A Glimpse into Merriman's Menagerie
Only Three Days and We Still Rocked It!
So Monday we worked primarily on social studies. Tuesday and Wednesday were snow days (which I know we all enjoyed), and Thursday was a two hour delay. When we came on Thursday, I only saw my homeroom. On that day we reviewed reading timelines in regards to social studies topics, we reviewed quotations marks in preparation for our CFA Tuesday, and we worked on identifying implied main idea of a paragraph. That means that the main idea was not directly in the text but needs to be identified by asking oneself what the overall concept of the paragraph covered. We practiced by reading two different paragraphs about wolves. We worked on fluency in small groups by reading these paragraphs aloud, and then we also analyzed the paragraphs for how they used commas to see if there were any rules that we had been taught that could be found in the text (i.e. commas in a series, comma and conjunction to combine sentences, commas with transitions at the beginning of the sentence). We will continue to work on this skill next week.
Next week we will be getting back into our Wonders text book and reading about voting. We will be working on main idea and supporting details, cause and effect, and vocabulary. We will also begin working on understanding possessive nouns. We will have word work and reading folders next week even though it is a four day week.
We also worked on our Northeast region landforms map. Our next quiz will be on Thursday of this week. Our final region will be our Southeastern region quiz.
Our Valentine's Day party was also a blast! We gorged ourselves on creatively designed cookies, passed out sweet valentines, and then created artistic heart shaped animals. It was a very fun and joyous event. The kids left today looking sugar glazed and happy.
Thank you for all you do and for all of your support! This has been my first year here and I am blown away by your kindness and generosity. Have an amazing three day weekend and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!