Mrs. Szafranski's Class
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Week 6: September 22-26
College GO! Week
This is College GO! week in Indiana. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite college apparel/colors on Thursday, September 25. I'll be in my cream & crimson!
Grandparents Day is celebrated around the US in September. We would like to invite grandparents to visit our school and classroom on Friday, September 26 from 10-10:40am. Students will have the opportunity to interview their grandparents, read and complete different activities, and give their grandparents a tour of our classroom. We ask that grandparents do not stay for lunch, as our lunchroom is already very crowded! Background checks are not required for grandparents.
Week 6 Curriculum
Writing: Small Moments (taking a moment from a personal narrative and strrretching it out)
Grammar: Common nouns
Math: Wrapping up addition strategies, subtraction strategies
Social Studies: Map skills
Wordly Wise Vocabulary Words (Lesson 2):
accident, acrobat, alarm, bounce, enormous, gap, scoop, support, tangle, weigh
*Vocabulary Test on Friday, October 3
Words Their Way Sight Words:
out, as, be, have, go
*Spelling Quiz on Thursday, October 2
Snapshots from our week
A favorite moment from the week: While practicing doubles facts, we came across some algebra problems in which shapes represented unknown numbers. Many students were stumped at this tricky concept. I wrote "ALGEBRA" on the board (they loved saying algebra over and over) and we tried out some practice problems, such as triangle + triangle = circle. If circle = 10, what does triangle equal? After trying out a few, the kids were really getting it. Kelsey said it was like speaking a special math language! I thought that was such a neat way to think about it! A new way at looking at missing addends/sums.
TCE is now focusing on a new social skill every two weeks. This week's skill is using good manners. I love this because although we are always working on social skills, I think it's a great idea to "feature" a new one every so often. The students notice good manners more in each other and make a conscious effort to be more well-mannered.
Riley B. & Mila keep track of the numbers during Mystery Skype
Students record on their 120 charts during Mystery Skype
Avrey asks the other class a question