Even though this has been a short week, we have been busy. We wish all of you a safe weekend ahead as we wait and see what happens with Hurricane Irma.
Reading – The formative assessment for Tarantula Scientist was given back to the students yesterday for parent signature. I created an example to show the students what the expectation was for them to receive full points for each question. Please be sure that you sign and return this. We are reading a new story called The Boy Who Drew Birds. We will be working on comparing and contrasting the two books and the two scientists. We have started talking about character traits and will be moving into cause and effect next week. Be sure that your child is reading for 30 minutes for five out of seven nights every week.
Spelling – The students took their spelling test early since there’s no school tomorrow. They were given their spelling homework and reading log today and need to keep up with the homework as listed on the spelling page.
Social Studies – We are reading chapter 2 and learning about the different regions of the United States. The students are working in partners to complete comprehension questions that show their understanding of the chapter.
Math- Students took the mid-module assessment today in class. Those scores will be coming home early next week so be sure to ask your child about their grade when they receive those back. Next week we will focus on wrapping up module 1 with addition and subtraction. We will be using the standard alogrithm as well as using tape diagrams to solve word problems.
Science- As STEM Fair approaches we will do a class experiment in which I will model how to work through the scientific process. We may start this next week (depending on what happens with the weather and our school schedule).
Reminders: School is closed tomorrow and the county will notify you regarding any further decisions for next week.