Weekly Overview September 12-16

Hello Parents of Room 304!  I hope your child had a good first week of school.  We are slowly building our routines that will allow us to work more easily in the classroom.  I am not exaggerating when I say that I am really lucky to be part of this group of students.  I know it’s going to be a very special year.

NWEA MAPS Testing – This week Ray school will conduct benchmark tests to assess where students are academically.  Each student will take the assessment via computer, and the results will help guide instruction.

ReadingWe will continue to learn the elements of our Reader’s Workshop routines this week.  Students should choose books to read at home that are part of the Accelerated Reader program.  In addition, we will practice summarizing what we have read, using story structure to help us identify the important parts. Homework:  Students should be reading at home at least 30 minutes nightly.

Writing:   Students will be developing autobiographical poems titled, “I’m From”.  In addition, students will be asked to bring in something from home that is important to them (photo, small object, etc.), and they will begin writing in their Writer’s journals about it.  Homework:  Students will have writing homework in their Writer’s journals on Monday and Wednesday this week.

Math:  We will continue to practice our multiplication facts daily.  Students will work on Arrays, Fact Families, and Factors this week.  Homework:  Study Link 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.  Checking Progress Quiz on Friday.

Science:  We will begin our unit on Measuring Time some time this week.  Our first investigation will be an introduction on our first unit, Measuring Time.

Social Studies:  This week we will continue to take notes in our Social Studies notebooks. Students will read Lesson 2 (pages 15-19) and answer questions.  Students will create Venn Diagrams that compare/contrast two different regions in the United States. 



Again, the Class Fee is $85 and it is due ASAP.  I know this seems like a lot of money, but it is used to pay for things like consumable textbooks and art supplies for the classroom.  Please, if you are paying by cash, give your child exact change.  I do not have any at school.


Extra supplies that would be incredibly helpful for the class room are:  Paper towel, Ziplock Bags, Kleenex, and Hand Sanitizer.  Also, it would be a great idea to outfit your child with a small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at his/her desk.  Thank you!


Ms. Krecik


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