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Take a brief view of next year’s curriculum across the content/specialty areas.
• Teachers will present work/expectations/goals across the year for next years class/grade.
• Music, Art, Science, PE and Technology will provide a curriculum overview for their specific subject with presentations for Grades 1-2 and 3-5.
• 5th Grade Families will participate in a Workshop with Josh and Gina – Transition to Middle School
We started our Data Analysis unit. Students are learning to use surveys to collect data, make representations of their findings and to analyze them. We’ll be conducting a few quick surveys (e.g. Did you drink milk with your lunch today; do you prefer ice cream in a cup or cone; are you left or right-handed; How big are your feet? Etc.) and students will plan and conduct their own class surveys. Students will also continue to practice and review addition and subtraction as we progress through the unit.
Students brainstormed different types of writing writers can produce when trying to be persuasive. We came up with: books, letters, poems, speeches, songs, lists, signs/posters. Now we’re spending time studying mentor texts for each as students use these different ways to convince others to protect our earth.
We started the bend on Poetry in our Avid Readers unit! Students will spend time reading a variety of different poems and songs both independently and with partners. They’re learning that avid poetry readers not only read the words but also think and talk about meaning and try to match the beat and rhythm. Students will also learn about feeling and mood. We’ll be tying this bend to writing workshop, giving students the opportunity to get creative and write poems of their own.
We love our new rug! Thank you K-101 families 🙂
Hi K-101 Families!
Here are some of the things we have been up to so far…
The students will be bringing home 2 books (at their independent reading levels) every night. We call these books “just right” books because students should be able to read theses stories independently (with little to no help.) Also, I have been asked about reading levels, please note that when teachers assess the students, we focus on two things: reading accuracy and comprehension. Please see below for some reading skills to focus on or reinforce at home by reading with your child, as these will be taught throughout the year:
During the first unit of reading workshop, students learned so much! For example they learned to look at the storybook pictures, make the words and pictures match, find and read snap words, re-read to remember more and use words like first, then, and next to help retell the story.
Hi Families of K-101!
Last month we created maps of our hearts. Our maps show us all the people, places, and things we love.
We also started chess on Fridays! Check out some photos below ☺