We accomplished a great deal this week!
1. Some of the children know how to unpack completely without any reminders. Others are still working toward independence. I’m sure they will have it by the end of next week.
2. We finished our writing samples for all three genres: Narrative, Informational, and Opinion.
3. We also completed the Reading Inventory or the Foundational Reading Inventory.
4. We learned how to pick “Good Fit” or “Just Right” books based on: Purpose for reading, Interest, Comprehension, and Knowledge of most words on the pages of the books.
5. We began learning how to represent numbers using Base-Ten Blocks and to add and subtract numbers within 10 using Base-Ten Blocks.
6. We continued showing that we are caring (IB Learner Profile) by holding the door for the person behind us whenever we walked through a doorway.
7. We learned how to do Number Talks in second grade. The kids are doing a great job with Number Talks!
We will continue to practice our routines and procedures as well as learning new procedures.
We will continue to work on adding and subtracting using Base Ten Blocks within 10 and also explore other strategies.
On Tuesday we are going to have our Media Center Orientation and then the children will be allowed to check out books. They need to memorize the number on the front of their agendas so they can check out books. Once they have learned their numbers they may check out up to three books at a time.
We will have to assess some children for reading levels in the upcoming week before we can form guided reading groups. Mr. Zohn and I will also assess each child’s level phonemic awareness to guide our small groups formation for phonics instruction.
In writing, our focus will be on Narrative Writing this quarter. We will begin by creating Heart Maps, which will contain ideas for writing topics when the children have difficulty deciding what to write about.
We will also catch up on our investigation of matter.
The children enjoy the flexible seating options I’ve made available to them. If you’d like to help me provide more children with a new flexible seating option, please check out the Wish List I created on Amazon.
delivery address: Teasley Elementary School, 3640 Spring Hill Parkway, Smyrna, GA 30080
Please remember that we are a Nut-Free Classroom. Do not send peanut butter snacks or sandwiches to school. One of our classmates is extremely allergic to nuts. Thank you!
Also, please remember to put any money you send to school in an envelope and write your child’s full name, my name, the amount of money enclosed, and the purpose of the money on the front. Per CCSD policy, I am not allowed to handle any money. Thank you to those of you who have been doing this. 🙂
If you have any question or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me: [email protected]