September 11th, 2007
Spelling: Today was a word preview of upcoming spelling words. We began Unit 1 today and students received the Unit 1 spelling worksheets (download here). Find more information, including spelling lists, by clicking on the Spelling link.
Cursive: Cursive pp. 14-17 were made available and are due Friday.
Reading: Students looked at different genres of text: maps, recipes, magazines, picture books and poetry. They noticed that there were things about each of the genres that sometimes made them difficult to read, but other features that made them easy to read at times. We talked about using the easy-to-read features to help understand the more difficult parts of the text.
Writing: Students received writer’s folders and inserts today.
Math: Today was the first Mad Minute (an addition test), which is a one minute timed math facts test in which students aren’t allowed to skip around. Students also received their hardcover Student Reference Book (SRB) and softcover math journal. Homework was to complete Math Boxes 1.1.
Science: Students received their magnetism and electricity science book. Some students still need to secure a poly envelope to protect their book. I have them in class for $0.50.
Social Studies: We went to the computer lab during this time to take our first computer-adapted STAR reading test. The class average reading level was 4.07, so our goal this year is to reach 5.07 by June!
- Yellows: 1 magnet
- Oranges: 2 magnets
- Reds: 0 magnets
Ask your student what kind of choices they made.
- Howdy, Y’all! Bring Western-wear on Friday for our Reward Poster Western class photo!
- Students volunteered this week to bring juice for our “Paper and Coffee” Fridays. The class calendar in the sidebar shows upcoming juice volunteers. A paper was also sent home today with the schedule.
- Here is the school supply list. I have dry erase markers for $0.25 and poly envelopes for $0.50.
- Check out our class calendar to stay up-to-date.