Happy October everyone!
Before we went to break we celebrated Entrepreneur Day with our 4th graders. They raised over $2,600 for camp Twitch & Shout, WAY TO GO 4th grade!! 🙂
Since the afternoon schedule was adjusted for Entrepreneur Day & 5th Grade Behavior Incentive, we scheduled an in house field trip for 4th grade. www.kidchess.com came to our class and taught the basics for chess. The kids enjoyed getting to watch videos and play a few matches. Chess is excellent for critical thinking skills and helps in many academic areas. Plus, chess is fun to play! 🙂
Going in to week 9 we will work on:
finishing up our data collection for goals & objectives
baseline assessments for the Read 180/ System 44 lab
start preparing for conference week (October 16-20)
Math: we finished up our rounding unit before the break and we will be moving on to repeated addition/skip counting/multiplication
Writing: we continued working on our skills and expectations for a narrative paper and students will write their post narrative unit paper this week. A 45 minute prompt will be given on Friday and used to measure growth.
Reading: students finished up their DRA assessments to prepare for this week. Students will take a Read 180/ System 44 grouping assessment and we will be in the lab Tuesday-Friday.
Social Studies: we wrapped up our studies on Native Americans and we will be moving on to Explorers.
The end of the quarter is Friday, October 6th. All missing assignments will be collected and put into the grade book by this weekend. Please remember that grades are comprised of goals & objectives as well as grade level standards. Due to the nature of our class setting, grades on a whole are usually lower.
As the sun sets over the lake at Gran and Grandfather’s, I reflect on a great week off. Batteries are charged up and ready to go!
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