September 13

September 13th Update

Happy Wednesday! I hope all of you enjoyed our extended weekend, and were safe and sound at home.

Testing, Testing, Testing…

Testing will resume for our class on Thursday, September 14-Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Make-ups are scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Please remember: early to bed and eat a good breakfast! The kids are working hard and we are so proud of their focus and effort put into each section of both the CogAT and IOWA. The end is near and we look forward to getting back to our normal routine.

Thank you to the parents that have provided our class with healthy snacks and water bottles during testing. We greatly appreciate your generosity!

Fall Carnival

Our Annual Fall Carnival is this Friday from 5:30pm-7:30pm! Our class is in charge of the concessions…YUM! I am scheduled to be in the Dunk Tank from 6:45-7:00.

I hope to see everyone there!!!

East Cobber Parade

The East Cobber Parade will be held on Saturday, September 16th at 10:00 am. Come out to see our 2017 TOTY, Niki Turko, and our CEOTY, Cecile Della Bernarda, in the parade. Additionally, our Juggling Team (including our very own Colt and Grant) will be performing as well. It will be a great time!!!

Note from Mr. Savage

Bring in recorders for Music before the Fall Break. Please label the recorder/bag with your child’s name.

What’s Happening in Room 301…

This week in Reading, Writing, and Social Studies, we are continuing our research on the six American Indian regions (Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, Plains, and Arctic). The students have divided up into groups based on interest level and have researched the climate, geography, tribes, food, art, and home/lifestyle for each region. We love seeing the excitement on their faces as they are learning more about their own region and those of others. Our class is using a variety of sources (nonfiction passages, books, and technology – websites and documentary videos) to find information. On Friday, each group will complete a STEM project to build a traditional home found in their particular region. Be sure to send in supplies (a blue note was sent home in the progress report last Thursday). Each group will present their information in front of the class next Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Individuals will be graded on their participation, knowledge of the topic, speaking skills when presenting, and listening skills when other groups are presenting.

In Math, we will begin our subtraction unit: 3-digit and 4-digit numbers with regrouping.

 

August 28

Welcome!

The Wright Center – Cobb County Parks

Morgan from The Wright Center visited our classroom to talk about soil. The students became “Soil Sleuths” as they identified different types of soil and completed a weathering lab using sugar cubes.

Wolfie’s Outdoor Classroom

We used our senses to generate descriptive words…writing in nature is inspirational!

Lexia Reading Core5

Lexia provides explicit, systemic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and targeting skill gaps as they emerge. Read the attached article about cultivating a growth mindset:

https://www.lexialearning.com/resources/white-papers/cultivating-growth-mindset-educational-technology

For our friends that are registered on Lexia in the classroom, 20-30 minutes is recommended daily.

MobyMax

MobyMax finds and fixes learning gaps with the power of personalized learning in all subjects. We have attached the log in information on the front page of your child’s agenda. We will explore and learn the various components of this educational website at school and encourage extended practice at home as well.

Seesaw- check us out!

We have 100% of our families connected – YAY!

Thank you for taking the time to see what we are doing in class. The kids LOVE sharing!!!

Thank you, Grant, for purchasing bean bags for our classroom. Reading around the room is FUN!

 

 

 

 

What’s Happening in Room 301…

In Reading, we are working on our comprehension strategies using paired passages (fiction vs. nonfiction). We are also reading short passages to aid in the understanding of using context clues to define difficult or unusual words.

In Writing, we will be kicking off our Narrative Unit. Students will begin to write using their senses to recall experiences in their lives.

In Math, we will begin our addition and subtraction unit starting with the properties of addition.

In Social Studies, we will begin our Native America unit of study.