Mrs. Robertson's Class Newsletter
The Weekly Seed: November 17th-25th
November 19th: Completed Interview Forms Due Back to Class
November 21st: Interim Reports come home
November 24th: Unit 4 Math Assessment
November 26th-28th: Thanksgiving Holidays
December 9th at 6:00 p.m. will be our Biography Wax Museum at MGES
Bringing Learning to Life
Our Data Notebook journey has begun! It is pretty amazing what your self-directed learners can do when they put their mind to it. They helped create this poster, filled it with ideas and have already set their own personal academic goals. Many are close to meeting them and moving forward with a new goal. I am quite proud of their progress!
Spooky Math Store
Some of our students completed a very in depth math project that required them to design and plan for their own Spooky Halloween Store! They applied skills that they already knew and learned a few new ones along the way (like area, perimeter and plotting coordinates).
We Salute Our Veterans
What a beautiful Veterans Day Celebration we had on Wednesday, November 12, 2014! Here is one of our classmates great-grandfathers who served our country bravely! We appreciate all of our service men and women more than they will ever know.
Spooky Math Store
Exploring, Examining, Estimating and Engaging!
Reading: This week in reading, we are exploring biographies, their specific text features and how we read them differently than we read a fictional story. We are still practicing and using our knowledge of non-fiction text features to both comprehend and go deeper into the text that we are exploring or investigating.
Writing: Biographies will be the topic of our writing during the next few weeks as well. We will be studying informational text and how the structure of it looks different than the structure of a fictional story. Your children have interviewed a friend in the classroom and are practicing writing biographies based on the information they gathered. This is great practice for their Biography Wax Museum interviews and biographies.
Word Study: We will explore word sounds and spelling chunks this week. This a great tool for building students ability to spell, as well as understand word structure and use that to decode difficult words.
Social Studies: We are learning all about our government and why it is so important to us. We will be focusing on the voting process and parts of government. We will be able to see the voting process come alive right here at Meadow Glen!
We've been learning about rounding and why it is important to us as mathematicians. Check out this brain pop video we watched and discussed on rounding to the nearest tens and hundreds place!
This is a great website for students to become more familiar with both historical and current figures who have made a difference in our world today! Check it out together at home!