Miss Branchick's Newsletter
September 28- October 2, 2015
We are the champions!!
I will work with PTO to schedule a pizza party here soon to celebrate and let you all know when that is!
President- Natalie Ivie
Vice President- Griffen Minor
Secretary- Kerrigan O'Brien
The rest of the elections will continue during our next meeting on Monday, October 19th (AFTER FALL BREAK)
Our book fair officially starts this Friday, October 2nd. Our class will visit during specials on Monday.
Tomorrow, I will be sending home a letter from Mrs. Bowman about the book fair, a pre-order form for the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and a promotional flyer. (I already have it pre-ordered!) Mrs. Bowman is also sending home information about the All for Books program. The All for Books program allows you to donate spare change to our classroom that we can then use to purchase books for our classroom library.
If you have any questions, please let me know and I can get you more information.
This week in room 506
Students are now starting to spread out in different groups - please see their packet for what lessons they are working on.
We are continuing our first Social Studies unit this week - Communities.
We are continuing with our first Writing Unit - Narrative Writing. We will be focusing on the traits of Ideas and Conventions (punctuation, capitalization, complete sentences)
Standards being worked on: 3.W.3.3 Write narrative compositions in a variety of forms that-
- establish an introduction
- include specific descriptive details and clear event sequences
- include dialogue
- connect ideas and events using introduction and transition words
- provide an ending
This will be the only writing assessed and on the first quarter report card.
This week, we will be reviewing Unit 1 and reassessing any standards students are not fully mastery in. However, my approach to mastery connect and grades is that they will be mastery by the END of the year. Please note that if you see red, they are working in small groups on that skill and will continue to do so for awhile before I reassess and enter the new score into Mastery Connect.
If you are at all worried about anything, please contact me.
No new spelling/vocabulary this week