We had a great week! I am enjoying getting to know our class, and we are now into our school routine. 🙂
In our math, we are finishing Topic 1. Today, we reviewed concepts to help us prepare for the test. Monday we will practice again, using the online test. Then, students will take the final test using the paper version for this first time through.
In our writing, we are using strategies to generate ideas for true stories. We then started drafting these narrative pieces, working to add detail and write step-by-step. Wow, we wrote and wrote today! Some photos below show us hard at work. Students also posted a sneak peek of their writing on Seesaw.
In our reading, we are increasing our reading stamina, working on using our Reading Log, reading “Just Right” books, sharing books we enjoy, and getting to know our reading partners. Today we interviewed our partners about books they love, where they read, and what their goals are for reading.
We started our study of Michigan. After looking at where Michigan is located relative to other continents, regions, and hemispheres, we created a writing piece called, “I’m a Michigan Kid!” These were also posted on Seesaw.
We also began a Word Sort/Spelling lesson. Right now, the words may seem a bit basic for your child, but we are just working to learn the routines and rotations in our week. Later, students will be grouped in lists according to their individual needs.
Student Council: A paper went home earlier this week if your child expressed interest in running for Student Council. The first step is to pick up a petition paper next Wednesday and collect 20 student signatures.
Picture Day! We have school pictures taken on Wednesday, September 20th at 9:45.
Have a great weekend! (Photos below!)