Friday, January 30, 2015

Weekly Update

I can’t believe that it’s just about February already!  February brings not only new learning, but also fun and activities for Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School, and Chinese New Year, 

For Valentine’s Day we’ll be celebrating with cupcakes and Minute to Win It games. For children who want to bring in Valentines, I sent home a list of all students in our class. I just ask that those who do bring them, please bring one for every person in the class, that way no one feels left out and we don’t have hurt feelings. We will open the Valentine’s at our party on the afternoon of the 12th. While you’re welcome to send in goody bags if you want to, please don’t feel that you have to. Keep it easy and inexpensive for yourselves!  :)

Some projects take longer than others, and our information books are one of those projects. They aren’t quite ready yet, although we’re very close. Keep your eye here or on our class Twitter account for an announcement when they have been published. Our division math Educreation (an iPad app) projects are finished, and those will be posted here and your child’s blog by the end of the weekend. I’ll also announce it on our class Twitter account when they are posted.

Thanks for all of your help and support ensuring your child’s mastery of math facts. The math fact test score report went home today. Please sign it and have your child return it on Monday. If you have any questions about your child’s scores or progress, please let me know. It’s very important that any child with scores below 80 work on studying their facts.  The order of priority is: subtraction, addition, multiplication, and then division.

Here's what we're learning next week:
  • Reader’s Workshop: Tackling unknown vocabulary in our reading
  • Writer’s Workshop: Finish Information books and take information writing post assessment
  • Spelling: Unit 18 - Words home on Tuesday, test on Friday 
  • Math: Topic 8, Division
Please remember that my door is always open if you have any questions or concerns. Together we are partners in your child’s education! 

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