Reminders for the week:
Monday: The students have art today! Your child will be bringing home a math worksheet. It will be double sided and can be turned in any day this week. They will also need to read to an adult at home!
Tuesday: The students have Spanish today! Read at home! (Possible tornado drill on this day)
Wednesday: The students have Technology today! Read at home!
Thursday: The students have gym and music today! Don't forget to wear gym shoes! Read at home!
Friday: Book check out today! Your child should be bringing home a library book! Read over the weekend!
SKATE NIGHT! OCTOBER 23RD AT GREAT SKATE FROM 4:30-7:00! This will be a Halloween themed skate night so wear your costumes!
DON'T FORGET!! Moby Max and TCI science opportunities for extended learning at home on the computer. If you ever need the login and password to either program, should you misplace the one I have already sent home, please don't hesitate to ask!
THIS WEEK IN...
Math: We will continue lessons in Unit 2. We are working on strategies for counting on by identifying the larger number and counting on from there. We will learn about proof drawings this week. REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR CHILD PRACTICE MATH on Moby Max at home, as well! If you need a new login information sheet, please let me know! We go into the lab every Friday and begin with a half hour practice on Moby Max. It would be helpful for your child to learn how to login on their own. One of the tricky parts to logging in is selecting the correct Avalon Elementary School. I've been showing them to look for 'MI' and to click on that. If you have your child practice on Moby Max at home, it would be helpful to have them learn to do this independently. THANK YOU! :)
Science: This week, we continue to learn about different animal parts. Last week, we got into their science textbooks and read about animal bodies, eyes/ears/mouth/nose, legs and arms, wings and fins and tails, and feathers, fur, and scales as different animal parts. This week we will continue to identify different animal parts and engage in an investigation to mimic animal parts. The students will use different materials to design a glove to keep their hand warm. We will discuss what parts of animals would help to keep them warm in colder climates.
At home: Login into the TCI site and complete the lesson 'What different parts do animals have?'
Writing: On Monday, your child will look back over their writing from last week and determine which writing piece they wrote the highest number of words on. We will document this amount on their writing graph in their data binders. This will help to motivate and encourage them to write as much as they can while writing. Their writing will be sent home on Monday, so please enjoy reading their thoughts on different topics! I always love reading what my own children have to say! Be sure to say encouraging comments such as 'I love how much you wrote!' or 'I love how neatly you wrote!' or 'I love the way you told about that time!'. You can always ask them to share with you what they would like to improve on with their writing. Try to get them to identify areas of improvement for themselves, such as 'I need to remember capitals in the beginning of my sentences' or 'I'd like to try and write more words.' etc.
We will start to make weekly goals for writing improvement. Your child will make goals that apply to their writing, such as 'I will work to use finger spaces this week.' or 'I will be sure to start my sentences with capital letters'. etc. We will delve deeper into what makes a narrative writing piece by using mentor texts as examples for our own writing.
We will continue to make W.O.W goals. W.O.W stands for 'within one week' and it is a goal they feel they can improve on throughout the week. You can have conversations with your child about their W.O.W goal and how they did reaching it last week. They will be making W.O.W goals each week. You could ask them what their focus for writing improvement will be this week.
Language Arts: We will continue to work on our sounds and spelling, as well as taking time to practice our reading independently.
We will continue lessons in our Reading Mastery groups this week!
Please be sure to check Class Dojo daily to see how your child is doing with their learning choices and to see pictures I post in our classroom 'story'.
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Have a great week!