News From Room 004

Feb. 8th - Feb. 19th, 2016

February Coming to A Close

Can you believe it is almost March! The kids had a wonderful time at Fair of Hearts and thank you for everyone who helped, donated, set up, cleaned up, or helped in any other way. Please take a look at the great learning that is happening in our room.


Here is a quick note for Bingo Night coming up!

BINGO FAMILY GAME NIGHT is coming!

Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer for this event.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44acad23a20-bingo


We are also offering a pizza dinner before the games begin. There will be a form attached to Mrs. Schwanke's weekly update this week; please use the form attached to order a hassle-free pizza dinner. Join us from 6-6:30pm to enjoy dinner before Bingo starts at 6:30pm!

Fractions

Feedback

Students have been working on receiving and giving constructive feedback. It is important for students to understand how to talk to each other and how to give meaningful feedback. If you have a couple of minutes, the video below is a short clip about how students at an elementary school give very specific feedback to a student about his artwork. It is a great watch.
Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work - Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

Informational Writing

Our informational writing pieces are coming along great. We have worked on them for quite awhile making sure that students understand the importance of planning and revising. One concept that has been challenging for students is how to take facts or author's words and turn them into our own words, to summarize them. The chart gives us an example to refer to when we need it.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 25: End of second trimester reporting period

Friday, February 26: No school for students; teacher work day

Friday, March 4: Bingo/Family Game Night

April 25-29: Book Fair

Wednesday, April 27: Kindergarten Information Night

Thursday, April 28: Student Led Conferences / Related Arts Night