January 8, 2016
What's Happening This Week?
· Writer's Workshop: Students will be learning about adverbs. We'll that adverbs modify a verb and answer the questions when, where, how, and why.
· Reader's Workshop: We will continue our unit on opinion/persuasive reading/writing this week. Students will be looking at why someone would write a persuasive piece, and what types of language and arguments they use. Then they will be writing their own persuasive piece.
Word Study: Students will be creating spelling lists on Monday. 3 of their words will end in -ness, three will end in -less, and 3 will end in -ful. The 10th word is a free choice word. They will take their spelling test on Friday.
· Math Workshop: Students will be practicing telling time this week and calculating elapsed time.
· Science: Students will be exploring the 6 different simple machines - wedge, inclined plane, wheel and axle, lever, pulley, and screw.
Questions for Reading
Mastering and maintaining the basic addition, multiplication, subtraction and division facts is extremely important. Therefore all teachers are being asked to change how they progress monitor fact mastery. Starting this semester, rather than taking 5 minute fact tests, students will be meeting with me periodically for fact interviews. During these interviews they will be asked to answer different facts as well as periodically tell me how they thought through an answer. Those they are unable to answer correctly or take too long to answer will be added to their practice rings. Each day, students will spend a little time practicing these 5 to 10 facts with a partner. When they feel they've mastered the facts I will meet with them to interview again. The benefits of this are reduced stress/anxiety from the timed tests and I gain stronger knowledge of your child as a mathematical thinker. Students will be meeting with me every 1 - 2 weeks for an interview.
What's Going on Here at Cumberland Road Elementary School?
Lunch Visits and Background Checks
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