Another awesome week in room 504!! We got a lot of work done, and continue to do a great job adjusting to the new routines of the classroom. A couple of important dates to keep in mind in the coming weeks:
Friday 9/28: APple Fun Run at 1:15 pm
Friday 10/5: Emergency Early Release Day: Dismissing 15 minutes early
Monday 10/8: No School
Wednesday 10/10: Field trip to NYS Capitol! Permission Slip and information below
Friday, 10/12: Share and Celebrate at 1:15 in cafeteria
Wednesday 10/24: 11:30 Dismissal for Students. Parent conferences in the afternoon (see schedule below)
Friday, 10/26: LES Picture Day
Thursday 11/1: 11:30 Dismissal for Students: Parent conferences in afternoon (see schedule below)
Tuesday, 11/6: No School: Parent Conference Day (see schedule below)
*If you have not signed up for a conference yet, please do so on the link above. You can also view the schedule and time of your conference.
Here's a look at what we did in the classroom this week:
Reading: In reading this week, we continued to set up the expectations and guidelines of reader's workshop. We talked about choosing a just right book, and why readers abandon books. We also began our poetry workshop on Friday. We immersed ourselves in Poetry, and began to create out Poetry Anthologies, which we will use throughout the year. Students choose a poem that they felt represented them in some way, and added it to their poetry anthologies.
Writing: In writing, we completed an on-demand writing prompt. We will come back to this prompt at the end of our first writing unit. We will use it as a way to see how we have grown as writers. When we put it up against the narrative we write in class, students are AMAZED at how much they have grown as writers in just a short few weeks.
Math: In math, we continued our examination of place value and operations. We talked about the properties of addition and multiplication, and wrote numbers in three different ways: standard form, expanded form, and word form. This year, we will be working with numbers up to the one hundred millions place.
Social Studies: In Social Studies, we reviewed some of our geography of the United States by labeling a big floor map of the US. We also completed puzzles and began using an atlas. We will be working on basic map skill sover the next few weeks, specifically latitude and longitude, cardinal directions, and map scales.
Word Study: Our word study principal this week looked at the use and definition of proper nouns, and that proper nouns need to be capitalized.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Have a great weekend!!
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