Happy spring to you! I hear that we might have a shot at more wintery weather, so don’t put away those warm clothes yet! Here is an update on what we’ve been up to in our classroom!
Reading- We’ve been working on understanding what we are reading and responding to what is read. Please have your child read each evening and fill in the reading log.
Writing- The kids are having fun writing an Informational Book about an animal of their choice. They spent a lot of time researching their animal in books and online. We will wrap up this unit with group presentations to share our new knowledge with the rest of our classmates!
Spelling- Generally, your child will receive a new spelling list every two weeks. A Tic-Tac-Toe board is included with the list, which is considered homework. Your child should do 3 activities from the Tic-Tac-Toe board each week of the two weeks, totaling six of the nine activities. Some of the students are using Google Docs for the spelling homework instead of writing it on paper and stapling it to the Tic-Tac-Toe board. They use the same Google Doc over the course of the two weeks, adding to it with each activity. At the end of the two weeks, the Google Doc is shared with me. This is a great way for kids to practice keyboarding, and it’s what many of the Middle and High school teachers use for writing assignments- so it is great practice 🙂
Math- We wrapped up Unit 6 on Fractions and are moving into Unit 7 which tackles decimals.
Science- Now we are switching with Mr. Kooiker’s class, and are learning about Animals/Habitats.
As you can see, we are keeping very busy! Thank you so much for your support!