Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Before the Christmas break I wanted to give you a heads-up on our plan for January. On January 4th, we will have a student teacher join our class named Mrs. Warren. She will be with us for a couple of months. She will make a great addition to our class!
What we will be working on:

Language Arts/Reading: We have just finished up our CKLA unit on heat and light. We will be starting unit 6 which focuses on the Vikings. Tier 1 reading is in full force and is allowing the students to go through the steps of Read-To/Basic queries, Echo Read/Deep Queries and a Partner Read. This method will be used throughout the remainder of the year and will greatly increase comprehension, fluency and accuracy.
Writing- The students have been on fire with their writing. They have written 2 opinion essays and 1 narrative in the last month. You will be amazed to see their work in their portfolios at the end of the year.

Math- We have reviewed all of our times tables and will now focus on review and recall of all of the facts. Go-Math Chapter 5 is finished and we're now in the middle of Chapter 6 which is working with division. 

Keyboarding- We are almost finished with our keyboarding lessons in class. Practicing and perfecting this skill will be worked on for the duration of the school year.

Science/Social Studies- We continue to cover these areas in our CKLA units. We are also supplementing with art projects with Mrs. Davis and the SUU art students that come each week. Mrs. Warren will also be doing some additional activities during our Space Exploration unit.

A big thank you for all of the gifts and cards during this season. All of our school supplies have been replenished. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated! Merry Christmas!