We have a school holiday, Monday, September 5. We hope you will have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend.
Reading: We will continue to build routines and establish expectations for Reader's Workshop. This week students will continue to talk about our thinking while we read. Students will participate in discussions on: What was the story about? How do you know if you have picked a good book? What do you do when you get hung up on something in your book? How can you track your thinking while you read?
Teachers will begin pulling students for reading assessments. This time with your student helps us get to know them a bit more as a reader. Please know that reading teachers will pull all 40 students for assessments during the month of September. You do not need to prep your child for this reading time. The assessment will give us a good look at a starting point for our instruction and guide our creation of small groups.
Classes will get to the library for the first time this week. Our schedule is below. We hope that many of you will volunteer in the library and help us navigate our way to great books!
Badrack/Jackson- Tuesdays at 12:40
Duncan/Ford- Wednesdays at 9:00
Rozzell/Scott- Thursdays at 9:00
Writing: It was a pleasure to watch your children build their Writer's Notebooks this week. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know each other better and for the storytelling and sharing to begin! This week in writing we will continue to build anchors and lists of stories we might be able to share. Students will generate ideas and practice focused storytelling in partners before moving to writing in their journals.
We'd love you help at home! Cultivate a culture of storytelling at home. Everyone LOVES a good story. Stories we love to hear have a point and share an event we have in common with those around us or an interesting event that has made an impact on who we are.
Word Work: This week we will administer the Words Their Way Inventory. This assessment will be given three times throughout the school year to track students progress and developmental understanding of how words and spelling patterns work. This assessment is not graded. It will be used for information to help develop lessons and small groups that will target your child's learning needs.
Social Studies: We will introduce our Social Studies resources to students this week. They will work to build their Social Studies resource folder and journal. We will also use our story sharing in Writing to continue to build our classroom community.
Math:Last week in math we learned about classroom procedures and routines. We began reviewing some second grade skills. This week we will continue working on standard form, word form, and expanded form on numbers up to 100,000.