Mrs. Gavey's Classroom Update

October 9, 2015

Hello!

The FUN RUN was today. Thank you for supporting our wonderful PTA with any FUN RUN pledges. The kids did a great job dancing and running for the school.

October book orders are due by Thursday, Oct. 29. Ordering online is the fastest way to order, but I will send in your order for you as well. Please make checks out to Scholastic.

We have finished our NWEA/MAP testing and I am steadily working on the reading assessments. I will have information for you in regard to your child's reading level within the next 2 weeks. I read with each child individually, and it takes a while to get through 29 students! Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Gavey

Curriculum

Math

Please make time each night to quiz your child on the math facts. Students brought home flashcards from our book this week, and you should have a copy of all of the dashes we take in class. Students also bring home the facts sheets to put in their at home sleeve. Many students are still working on passing the first dash. Just 5 minutes each night can make a difference!

Language Arts

The class is enjoying The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Our discussions about the book have helped us as both readers and writers. We are also working on reading and writing stamina in class. We are currently reading for 30 minutes straight and writing for 7 minutes straight (and students are begging for more time!) In addition, we use our Time for Kids issue to work on informational reading.

Social Studies and Science

Please email Mr. Donnellon(donnellonj@royaloakschools.org) for social studies concerns and Mrs. Fritz(fritzs@royaloakschools.org) for science concerns.

Word Study Update