Weekly Update February 11th, 2019
We had some great book reports that came in last week. The kids did a wonderful job presenting them and dressing up as a character in their book. We practiced a lot with speaking to the audience and not reading directly off their character wheels. February book report guidelines went home on Friday. Most have already gotten back to me with their biography choice, but students have until Friday, February 8th to get their selection to me. I will be taking out some books on Wednesday from the library or students to choose from as well. Please let me know if you have any questions!
– Valentine’s Day is Thursday, February 14. We do not have a “class” party as we have done with our winter and Halloween parties, however, we will celebrate! The class will be decorating their own Valentine’s Day bags and we will do an exchange on Thursday. Please be sure to have a valentine for each child to deliver. If your child would like to bring in a small goody bag for the class they are welcome to do so!
-Conferences are February 19th and 20th. I will be sending out a SignUp Genies with available times. Please be sure to sign up right away.
Language Arts: Reading We will begin this week with a humorous fiction The Signmaker’s Assistant.
Vocabulary Strategies: We will be working on shades of meaning
Comprehension Skills and Strategies: Text and graphic features and point of view
Phonics: Words with ar
Math: We are wrapping up our Chapter 6 unit. The kids are doing an amazing job on this very difficult unit! We are wrapping up the week with sorting figures, and ordered pairs. We will have a check progress on Monday, February 11th and a Chapter 6 Test on Tuesday, February 12th.
History: We finished up our discussion on ghost towns and cities, and will wrap up this week with the Native Americans. We will review next Monday, February 11th and have a unit test on Thursday, February 14th first thing in the morning. Their packets that they have worked on for this unit will serve as their study guides.
Science: We are starting our next unit, which is the Water Cycle. Students will be exploring evaporation and condensation this week!