Trail Blazer Newsletter
January 20-23, 2015
Message from Our Student Reporter KayaBlue!
This is KayaBlue, the classroom reporter, and I want to tell you about my favorite things to do in the classroom and what my favorite time of day is. My favorite things to do in the classroom is reading and writing. My favorite time of day is Daily Five time because I get to do my most favorite things: reading and writing!
Warm Up to Learning
Writing: We will continue to work on our weather research projects that are inspired by the kid's weather wonders. We have been exploring our weather wonders using the eWISE (evaluate, Wonder, Investigate, Synthesis, Express) model with Ms. Allbach. For the last two weeks we explored nonfiction texts and various media sources using Discovery Education. This week we will finish up our research and begin turning that research into paragraphs. Your students are welcome to continue their research and board building (beginning in early February) at home. They should know their login information, but feel free to contact me if they forget.
Fundations: We are starting Unit 8 when we return with a focus on spelling with -ar and -or. This is a short unit. Look for a new Fundations packet in your child's homework folder on Tuesday for more information.
Math: We will continue our focus on creating bar graphs, as well as interpreting information and answering question using bar graphs.
Science: We will continue to explore our weather wonders during Daily 5 and Writer's Workshop.
Social Studies: We will be taking a look at the incredible contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Creating his treasure map to practice applying map skills.
Raiven, Lex, and KayaBlue
Sorting their marshmallows to create a tally chart and bar graph.
Thank you, Shanon, for being such a wonderful mystery reader! You always read incredibly engaging books.
Excited about her incredible map!
Hard at work on his awesome map!
Camille, Ricky, Harry, and Jack
Sorting marshmallows to create tally charts and bar graphs.