Welcome to the second week of school :) We are starting to really pick up the pace in class. This week we will begin our reading book bag activities for homework. We have covered this greatly and in detail in class so please have your student explain everything to you :) We are continuing to graph and discuss the Olympics here at school so if you allow your child to watch TV please let them watch some of the events nightly. Our weekly paragraph will also be coming home tonight or tomorrow. This is the weekly writing where your students will brainstorm and pre-write here at school and then bring it home for editing and revising. We will then write our final copy Thursday. Please help your student revise and edit their paragraph in their journals. It is VERY important that the journals come back and forth DAILY as we use them in class. We will also begin checking agendas in the morning for a parent signature, this is not meant for parent/teacher notes just a signature. Also this week we will start writing citations your students have received in class that day. We will discuss more of this on Thursday but wanted to let you know what this was.
In class this week we are beginning our number sense unit in math, and learning about bracketing our reading to better comprehend what we read. We will also be going over our reading and math workshop in detail and start these next week. Of course our S/S will focus on the Olympics this week and we will be learning what and how scientist/engineers work for Science. We did start morning work last week and it is going great. We are working on showing all our work for math :)