Mrs. Thinnes' Newsletter

Oct. 12th, 2015

Classroom Curriculum

Dragon Time - On Wednesday we will begin a school wide dragon time. Dragon time is a time of individualized instruction, both intervention and enrichment. Dragon Time will take place from 8:20 - 8:50 each morning. It is very important that your child is on time to school so they receive this important instruction. Your child may be with a different First Grade teacher during this time.

Reader's Workshop - We have been working on reading strategies and this week will be focused on partner work and learning how to implement our strategies while reading independently.

Writer's Workshop- This week we will begin publishing our 'How-To' stories. Children will use multi-media to write their own review!

Math Workshop - We have started a new unit focused on Problem Solving. This week we are working on multiple problem solving strategies for solving addition.

Science - We will have a ball learning about the Moon. We will define rotate and revolve as we learn about the phases of the moon and the seasons.