Mrs. Doody's Class
Week Of September 19th-23rd
Parent Teacher Conferences
This week we will continue our "launching" unit for reader's workshop. I am reading "Edward's Eyes" as a class read aloud. The read aloud has led to great class discussion as well as provided me an opportunity to stop and model how readers think aloud about their reading. Each child has chosen a realistic fiction book from our class library to read independently. They are working on jotting their thinking as they read and using evidence from their book to support their claims.
This week we will spend much of our time generating topic ideas using various strategies such as first times, last times, incidents, emotions, favorite people, and special places. Our other focus will be on zooming into our topic to make it a "small moment" story. Typically the kids want to write about their entire trip to Cedar Point or all about their dog. I push them to zoom into ONE thing that stands out from a trip, or ONE special/funny/sad story about a pet. By the end of the week I will be pushing the kids to choose a stand out topic and begin drafting a personal narrative piece.
Last week I was very impressed with how quickly our fraction knowledge came flooding back (thank goodness!!). We will begin the week by reviewing how to find a common denominator in order to add, subtract, or compare fractions. We will then move on to simplifying fractions and finding a lowest common denominator. You should expect to see homework most nights this week.
Math Problem Of The Day: Student Leaders
Important Dates and Events
September 21st: Late Start
September 23rd: Fall Festival @ 6
September 26th: Camp Tamarack Field Trip