We had a great time at Seussical Jr.yesterday--the walk was worth the effort and we enjoyed seeing Spencer perform!!
Last week was full of accomplishments and I was happy to see the students working toward learning the new rules and procedures. What a neat bunch of kids!
You should have seen a new reading log for this week (pink paper) as well as homework pages 3-6 from the math practice. Math packet is due on or before Friday of this week. Please go over the work with your student, then check the assignment and score it. This not only saves valuable class time, but also gives you a chance to see how your child is doing in math.
Chapter 1 concepts
- Model Place Value Relationships
- Read and Write Numbers
- Compare and Order Numbers
- Round Numbers
- Rename Numbers
- Add Whole Numbers
- Subtract Whole Numbers
- Problem Solving--Comparison Problems w/Addition and Subtraction
The students have already begun reading individually. I have reviewed last year's reading scores and look forward to starting the reading program. Mrs. Marriott has also scheduled time to begin the first benchmark readings for this year. Once all of the data is collected we will begin working in reading groups. We will slowly begin working on rules and procedures for our literacy block throughout the next several weeks.
We've been learning about the four types of fossils and the students will soon be locating fossils of Utah, making fossils, and researching (and writing about) extinction theories.
The students have read a couple of poems about the first few days of school and are currently putting the final touches on their own "Whatif..." poem styled after Shel Silvertsein's poem titled "Whatif..."
A Few Extra Notes...
Please send an empty, cleaned vegetable can to school with your child as soon as possible, we'll be completing a project with the can this week.
Finally, if you could send in an empty toilet paper roll or two with your child, that would also be helpful for a project we'll work on next month.
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August 27th.....Kindergarten begins
September 1st....Labor Day--no school
September 8th....Fall Pictures
September 8th....Back-to-School Bash
September 15th....Health/Vision Screening
September 17th....Mid term
September 29th....SEP Week