Mrs. Meseroll's Messages
Week of Sept. 25th
We have been doing a lot of assessments. I am so proud of the kids for always doing their best, even when some assessments have been challenging.
The good news is we are will take a few more days to finish up the assessments and begin a fun but rigorous time in the year. By mid week we will begin Reading and Math groups.
These groups will allow me to reach each students' needs. If you ever have any questions about which level your child is and what they are working on, I'd be happy to give you that information.
Make sure your child does an interview with a family member this weekend if they haven't done so already. We will be practicing those this week in class and during Drama.
Curriculum for the Week
Math: We continued working with place value of three-digit numbers and began working in our math books.
Literacy: I also am close to finishing testing DRA levels. I will finish next week and send the results home in the Friday Folder. In addition we are have learned 3 poems so far and will continue to get anew poem each week. I use poems to talk a lot about words, letter patterns, and language.
Writing: Students began writing personal narratives. We discussed how to plan our writing, include details, as well as adjectives.
Read Aloud: - Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang By: Ian Fleming
Word Work: Students practiced word work activities. We also worked on putting names in alphabetical order. Word levels will go home next week and word lists/activities will begin the week of October 3rd.
Social Studies: We are working on the classroom culture and school and recess policies
Science: Students observed the properties of solids, learned about matter, as well as determined what materials were used to create different solids.