The end of the term is on Friday, 1/12. All work is due by this date. Friday is an early out day.
We are working on reading books I Survived series. Students had the choice of working in partners, small groups, or independently. There are many different stories. Most of the class has finished reading, so I sent the books home with a book report sheet to fill out. Students who did not finish their books in class will be required to do it at home. Everyone is doing the book report at home. Students are encouraged to email each other and you're more than welcome to arrange playdates to work on it together. Each child needs to write his/her own book report in his/her own words. They should come up with ideas together, but write their own reports. Identical book reports will be sent back to be redone. This will be due on Tuesday, 1/16.
Instead of spelling words, we have vocabulary words this week. These words go with the I Survived series and our test will be a mix of multiple choice, fill in the blank, and free response.
We will be starting How Night Came from the Sea in our Reading Street books on Tuesday. We are working on expository writing.
Remember to record reading minutes daily in planners!
We are finishing up the next unit on multiplication. Your child should know how to multiply single-digit numbers by double-digit numbers in a variety of ways. If your child does not have his/her multiplication facts down, PLEASE click the tab at the top of this page (left corner, three lines on mobile) titled "YouTube." You will find a list of educational videos on the right side. These are the math songs that have helped the kids in my class skip count in order to find multiples of numbers. (The deMaio songs are fun, but don't focus on those.)
Homeroom rocks! If your child wants to bring in labeled rocks and minerals, we'd love to see them!
We would love more help during math! We are getting into some difficult math and my students work well with guided work. This is from 12:00-1:15.
If you have an interesting item, job, book, etc. we'd love to have you as a special guest to present something to us. That was always one of my favorite things as a child! One parent made fry bread when I was in 4th grade and you bet I remember that! I'm flexible on time to come in, but NOT during math is preferred.
We are in desperate need of thin (not super thin/fine) dry erase markers. The fat ones work best on the board, but the kids need thinner ones for desk work!
We also still need lids from large yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, etc. It just has to be clean and not damaged.