October 15, 2015
Reading and Writing
In writing, the children are continuing their informational book. This week I feel like we have gotten a lot accomplished and many students are almost ready for publication. They have done research, and they are reading to get this "book" under way. This week in writing we also started our cursive handwriting. Each week we will spend some time practicing cursive writing. They did a pretest this week that they will do again at the end of the school year to see how much they have grown in that area.
I hope that you are enjoying seeing all that your child is doing on ALEKS. It amazes me how much they can learn on this program. If your child is prompted to complete a Knowledge Check, they are allowed to do it at home, but PLEASE DO NOT help them. This knowledge check is extremely important information for me when trying to help them. If you help them, the program will think that they know a topic and they will not have to practice that skill anymore. That would be terrible if they really didn't know the skill. So, if it is a knowledge check, they MUSt do the work alone or at school.
Tomorrow we get to finish off our unit not only with the test, but with an activity the kids can't wait to do.... Will they be able to save Fred? Ask your child to tell you a little about what they will have to do tomorrow.
Congratulations to Breana
We will miss Breana while she is away, but we are so proud of her and wish her the best. This is a big deal for their family, so please keep them in your prayers. I am sure Breana would love to get some "fan mail" from all of us, so we hope to get her address so we can stay in touch while she is away. When she comes back, she will be back in our class as if she never left.
Isn't this exciting?