September 30, 2014: Adjective Witch

Last week we began learning about adjectives. On Friday, we brainstormed a list of adjectives that would describe a witch. Then, we made our own witches and added 5 adjectives that described them. Click on the picture if you would like to see the entire picture. Here are a few examples:

September 30, 2014: Witch Fingers

Today some of the reading groups got to use “witch fingers” to help track print as they were reading with me at reading groups. It quickly became a favorite and other groups were asking if they could use them!!!

September 30, 2014: Math Menu

Today we started doing Math Menu. We start out together with the lesson. Then we break into three groups and do 3 twenty minute sessions: iPads, lesson pages, and math games. The kids really seemed to enjoy this today.

September 27, 2014: Mad Minute Stars

Congratulations to the following students for making it into the one minute club this week:  India, Giovanni, Jacob, Andrew, Devon, and Max. They got 100% on their Mad Minute in two minutes:

Congratulations to the following students for making it into the Super Star Club this week. They got 100% in less than a minute on their Mad Minutes: Elijah, Emma, Chyenne, Lillyan, Peter, Blake, and Kiley

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September 27, 2014: Read With a Partner

Last week we began doing the forth aspect of The Daily 5, Read With a Partner.  We learned how to pick a partner and how to sit EEKK (elbow to elbow, knee to knee). As we read with our partner we learned how to ask them to stop and check for understanding. We were each given a wooden checkmark with, “who, what, where”, written on it. The checkmark is to keep in our book baskets and is suppose to help remind us to stop our partner and check for understanding. Eventually, the kids will be able to use question rings and Beachball Bookmarks to help check their partners for comprehension.

September 27, 2014: Weekly Reminders

FIELD TRIP: Permission slips, food order forms, and money are due on Monday for our Walk Through Fraser field trip.

BOOK ORDERS:  September book orders are due Monday. If you would like to order on-line, just click on the link on the left side that says, Book Club Ordering.

MATH TEST: We will be having our Unit 1 math test on Monday. Two review sheets should have come home last week. The layout of the test is exactly the same as the review sheets, just different numbers. Please make sure your child is practicing the skills that they are having trouble with.

SUNNY D LABELS: We are still collecting Sunny D labels. If we collect 20, we will receive 20 free books for our classroom library. We currently have 5. Students will receive Eagle Bucks for bringing them in.

BOOK TREASURE BOOK: Retelling sheets for Apple Trouble and envelopes are due back to school by Tuesday.