Archive for November 2017

Dear Parents,

  • I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving weekend.  We are back to work.
  • Reading Logs are now due on Mondays.  This is to accommodate additional reading minutes for Q2.  Students will be expected to read an additional 30 minutes sometime over the weekend.
  • A form will go home this week regarding school-wide robocalls.  If you wold like to receive the weekly announcements via telephone, please sign up and return with your student.   Thank you if you have already signed up.
  • Make-up Picture Day is tomorrow, 11/28.  If you would like you child to participate, please message me on ClassDojo or send a written request.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work on Daily Five activities.  Students will write their Reader’s Response for a reading assessment grade.  Reader’s Response letters are graded using a Rubric.  Students will meet with me in small guided reading groups to work on reading strategies.  This week’s groups will meet to practice reading strategies that will help them to connect to the text.  Students will highlight and discuss important parts of the text.  In addition, students will complete classwork activities with Word Work and with Listen To Reading on Epic Books.

Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students in 314 will complete ekphrastic and haiku poetry forms.  Students will begin work on persuasive writing this week, beginning with identifying persuasive elements in advertising.

Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 3, Fractions.  We will cover 3-5 to 3-8 this week.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3-5  Home Link 3-6   Home Link 3-7 Home Link 3-8  
 Writing  312, 314, 315  Finish poems at home.  Due Tuesday.   
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes this weekend. Record on Reading Log.  Reading Log is due Monday.

Dear Parents,

  • Parent-Teacher conferences are this week!  I have sent home a sign-up sheet.  Please select 3 different time slots that work for you.  Conferences will be ten minutes in length to accommodate all parents.  If you need additional time to talk we can schedule a longer conference when we meet. This first conference is a preferred parent-teacher, with your child waiting outside the classroom.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will work on Daily Five activities.  Students will write their Reader’s Response for a reading assessment grade.  Reader’s Response letters are graded using a Rubric.  Students will meet with me in small guided reading groups to work on reading strategies.  This week’s groups will meet to practice reading strategies that will help them to connect to the text.  Students will highlight and discuss important parts of the text.  In addition, students will complete classwork activities with Word Work and Listen To Reading on Epic Books.

Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students in 314 will complete revisions to their essays and publish them over the weekend.  Students in Rooms 312 and 315 will analyze a poem and write their own poem inspired by the author.

Math-In Math, students will continue Unit 3, Fractions.  We will cover 3-2 and 3-3 this week.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Home Link 3-2  “Sharing Candy Bars” worksheet Home Link 3-3  
 Writing  312, 314, 315   Publish Essay/due Monday (314)   
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log  Reading Log is due today.

Dear Parents,

  • Parent-Teacher conferences are next week!  I will send home a sign-up sheet.  Please select 3 different time slots that work for you.  Conferences will be ten minutes in length to accommodate all parents.  This first conference would be a preferred parent-teacher, with your child waiting outside the classroom.

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop–This week, students will be fully engaged in Daily Five activities.  Students will write their Reader’s Response for a reading assessment grade.  Reader’s Response letters are graded using a Rubric.  Students will meet with me in small guided reading groups to work on reading strategies.  This week’s groups will meet to practice reading strategies that will help them to summarize the text.  Students will highlight and discuss important parts of the text.  In addition, students will complete classwork activities with Word Work and Listen To Reading on Epic Books.

Writer’s Workshop-  This week,  students will complete revisions to their essays and publish them over the weekend.

Math-In Math, students will take a Unit 2 test on Wednesday.  Then, students will begin Unit 3, studying fractions.  Lessons 3-1 and 3-2 will be covered.

 

Homework Chart for the week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Unit 2 Review  Unit 2 Test Home Link 3-1  
 Writing  312, 314, 315   Publish Essay/due Monday (312, 315)   
Reading Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes Record on Reading Log  Reading Log is due today.