We had, yet another, fantastic week! Your children are working hard, learning so much and having fun to boot!
Here’s our weekly update:
Target (Gifted and Talented) News:
Gifted Eligibility Process Informational Meeting
Reading: This week we will focusing on sequencing, or retelling stories. I will also spiral in our reading strategies: Eagle Eye, Chunky Monkey, Skippy Frog, Flippy Dolphin and Stretchy Snake as well as integrate our knowledge of characters, setting and illustrations to enhance comprehension.
Writing: Students will continue writing on “small moments” in our workshop, utilizing all the strategies we have been learning. This week I will begin conferencing individually with students and we will identify individual writing goals for each child. These will be recorded, tracked and updated throughout the year in their writing portfolios.
Phonics: We will be working on s-blend words this week. Look for these in the Homework folder this week (on the left-hand side).
S.T.E.M. We will have our first S.T.E.M. Day this Wednesday, August 31st!!! Students will get to be real scientists and will have the opportunity to collaboratively design their own weather tools. Last week we learned about the different tools that scientists use, and Monday we will begin our Weather unit, so this will help to bring science to life for our students!!
I always like to add a personal touch to everything I teach and I appreciate all of the landform pictures that you sent in last week.
If you have any stories about your family involving weather, i.e. my husband and I got caught in a hurricane while we were on a cruise and my sister survived an earthquake in Tawain. I couldn’t make this up if I tried! If you have any stories, could you share these stories with your children? I will certainly be sharing my stories and pictures of our harrowing battles with mother nature. If you have any pictures to send in as well, that would be great, but not necessary!
As always, thank you for sharing your children with me. I love being with them every day!