This week we will wrap up our third math unit and our second reading unit.
This week in our reading program, Wonders, we will take our Unit 2 Assessment. I will break the assessment into small chunks that we will complete throughout the week. Since it is an assessment week there will not be a spelling test. As part of the assessment, the students will complete an independent writing piece, in which I am looking to see if they can independently apply the writing skills we have practiced. I will send home the assessment results before winter break.
Next week we will wrap up our third unit of math. I will spend some time reviewing even and odd numbers with students, focusing specifically on how to tell if a larger number is even or odd. As well, we will learn how to use combinations of ten to help us subtract. this can be a difficult strategy for some students, so I plan to extend the lesson over a few days.
We have identified a list of class pet options to research, and are excited to begin our own research projects. This work will take us through the holiday break. Students will be charged with researching and designing a habitat for the class pet, in the form of a diorama. I will provide the supplies, and the work will be completed in the classroom. I will only ask that when it comes time, each student brings in a shoe box.
As always, let me know if you have any questions!
December 6th – School Board Meeting 7:00 pm
December 8th – No school for students- Teacher Workshop