This past week went so fast with only 4 days. The students had STEM, a counseling lesson with Mr. Verity and began their book studies. Time is flying. We did a fun electronic escape room on Thursday. Furthermore, students received their progress reports with letters attached about the family tree projects and their Storyworks magazine (we will use it in reading).
This coming week, we will actually begin reading our books in our book study, finish writing our Narratives, and begin our testing for the IOWA exams. Don’t forget Wacky Hair Day for $1.
IOWA testing will be first thing in the morning starting after the 7:50 bell. Specials will be from 12:15-1:05 on Thursday and Friday of this week.
Important upcoming dates:
Wednesday, September 12: Wacky Hair Day; Spirit Night at Mama Frogs
Thursday, September 13: IOWA Test–Reading and Vocabulary
Friday, September 14: 2nd Book due; IOWA Test–Written Expression, Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation; no chicken biscuits for sale
Monday, September 15: IOWA Test–Math and Computation
Tuesday, September 16: IOWA Test–Science and Social Studies
Thursday, September 20: Curriculum Night from 6-7pm
We will be doing a reading on tectonic plates. We will also be taking notes on constructive and destructive forces. Due to testing, there will not be science on Thursday or Friday.
Reading–Homework is to read 30 minutes and do 3 post-its summarizing what you read.
2nd book should be read by September 14–this applies to both classes.
We will be doing BYOD so please bring your devices
In both blocks, I hope to be working with my small groups on an article in our Storyworks magazine. With IOWA testing, this may be modified.
In both blocks, we will continue our reading of Wonder.
We read and learned about the Civil Rights Movement in order to better understand our novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham. We will be reading chapters 1 and 2 in class this week and having some rich discussion and reflection on those chapters.
We read and learned about the Mexican Revolution and what was happening in America during the 1930s. This week we will be reading Chapters 1 and 2 of Esperanza Rising and discussing them in small group and whole class discussion.
ELA–Homework is to continue working on KK1, KK2, KK3, KK4, KK5, MM4–15 minutes a night or until all skills have been mastered at 100%
We will continue to work on our punctuation skills. We should also be finalizing our Narrative essays this week.