A special thank you to Megan’s mom for coming in and teaching our class during the Great American Teach In. We enjoyed your visit and learning all about Grain & Berry!
We had a wonderful week! In reading, we finished our module on central message, lesson, theme or moral by reading a Kwanzaa folk tale called Seven Spools of Thread. We also began our new math module with a focus on finding the area. The students did a great job making connections between area and how we use multiplication in real life! Also, this week we began talking in class meetings about our executive functioning skills. We are working with this group on many of these skills including organization, time management, task initiation, planning, perseverance, and attention. Each student currently has a goal for executive functioning!
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! This update pertains to the week we return from break. 🙂
English/Language Arts/Science: Our new module has a focus on comparing and contrasting across two texts on the same topic. We will be reading all about the states of matter and comparing and contrasting two of the states using text evidence. Our focus will be on taking notes and using our notes to find similarities and differences and write about them in a SLAM.
Math: We will continue to learn about area and work on our problem solving skills!
Social Studies: This week we will be reading about influential people in history and how they made a difference!
Homework: On Friday, students received their math and spelling homework. It is not due until Friday, November 30th. We know how some students like to get a jump on homework the weekend before so they can plan their time during the week and we wanted to respect that! Also, don’t forget that students still need to read over break! The calendar says they should have 3.5 hours of reading for the week. We did not assign any other homework because we want them to enjoy their break. 🙂