News from Room 307
This week I finished benchmarking each students, which means I now have their beginning of the year reading level. I plan to get guided reading groups started next week.
Students worked on their individual spelling patterns again this week during word study. They complete different sorts with the words, search for words in a story that follow the pattern, and write the words in sentences. They do this all with a partner in their word work notebooks. I am curious to see how this program transfers over into students' writing.
During literacy we also started talking about parts of speech. We discussed nouns, adjectives, and verbs first. Students wrote sentences in their word work notebook and worked with their group to pick out the different parts of speech. We will continue to do this throughout the year. We will eventually work towards extending these sentences by adding parts of speech to make them stronger.
Ask your child about their new reading partner! This week we learned about interviewing a reading partner and what that looks like. The students glued questions into their reader's notebooks and practiced interviewing their partner. Students are learning to find out more about their partner's reading life to better their own. It was great to see students ask follow up questions and truly listen to their classmate talk about what they like to read.
Math: Test Review, Test, Unit 7
Reading: Accountable Talk, Retelling books, Interviewing partners, parts of Speech
Writing: Pausing to Ask, "How Am I Doing?" Editing as we Go, Storytelling and Leads
PBL: Community and Citizen background knowledge, rules and laws, government
September 5th: No School
September 10th: Tailgate Party 4-7 pm
September 12th: Picture Day
September 22nd & 27th: Student-Led Conferences- Released at 12:40
September 23rd: Early Release @2:55
- What are some examples of good body language? Why is good body language important?
- How are some ways to read books like they are "gold"?
- Explain what the difference is between reading fluency and accuracy? What are some things you can do as a reader to improve these areas?
- What is an adjective? Give some examples.
- What is a watermelon idea? What is a seed idea?
Thanks for reading until the end!