What a beautiful day for a football game! I'm glad the weather is cooperating. I always feel so bad for the girls that are all dressed up and get rained on out on the field. Today, most students got their math done. The 4th grade finished I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001 and tested on it. The 5th grade is continuing with The Breadwinner. All students should read at least 25 minutes this weekend. Keep an eye out for information concerning conferences.
Have a safe weekend.
Woo hoo! Tomorrow is homecoming. Go Blue! So wear blue and white tomorrow to show your support.
All students need to get 5 AR points this marking period. I entered each student's current score for this assignment. For example, if your child does not have any AR points, he/she has a 0 for that assignment. Each week, I will update this. So as your child takes and passes an AR test with a 70% or better, his/her grade will go up. These books need to be chapter books. You also need to know that books we read together in class do not count for this assignment and those points will not be added in.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. I have been having technical difficulties making little math clips for students to reference. Here is one example. Now that I know how to download the videos, I will post them earlier. Have a great evening.
Woohoo! Today we finished the NWEA testing. Students have a math worksheet for homework and need to read for 20 minutes.
Have a great evening.
Today we took our first novel test. It went really well. Great job, guys. Also, a lot of awesome smiles for photos. Our math lessons ran long, so students did not have math homework today. Check back here for video clips showing examples of math problems. Today marks the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. We spent time learning about the Constitution and breaking down the Preamble. We will take the NWEA first thing in the morning.
We have had some students getting to school late. It is VERY important for students to be at school, ready for class by 7:55.
Have a wonderful evening.
Students took the first part of the NWEA today. Our first math lesson took 2 days. Normally, we will complete a lesson each day. We completed our novel and students will test on it tomorrow. The homework this evening is a math worksheet and 15 minutes of reading. The students have a reference sheet to help with the math. Remember, tomorrow is picture day! :-)
Have a good evening.
A couple of things I want to share with you. First of all, we will be taking the NWEA test tomorrow and Thursday. I know students feel these are a drag, but it is very important for each student to try his/her best. Because of this, the only homework students have this evening is to read for 15 minutes.
Cursive...I know some of you may wonder why we are taking time with cursive handwriting. There is a lot of brain research concerning the act of writing and brain stimulation. In a nutshell, cursive handwriting uses both hemispheres. Students that are already proficient in cursive handwriting will not have practice sheets but will be completing all work in cursive (unless they are given other directions.) Those that are new to cursive or are struggling will be given direction on cursive handwriting and practice sheets. These students will be required to write in cursive soon.
Math...we will continue to work on math facts. We started our first lesson in math today, but did not get through the whole thing. Because there is not a text, I will post video clips and have the students take notes to help them complete their homework. The math is very different from the way we learned, and you and/or your child may become frustrated in the completion of homework. Please do not think that I do not want you to help your child. I am just giving you fair warning. The goal is for the students to have enough practice in class that they will know how to complete their homework. :-)
Miss Cunningham is back in a classroom after working on interventions for several years. When she started interventions, she gave the books she had on her bookshelves to other teachers. Now, being back in the classroom, she does not have any books for her students to read. If you happen to have any books your children have outgrown and want to part with, feel free to send them in to the school. I will see she gets them. She is teaching 2nd grade.
Have a great evening!
Yesterday afternoon, the tornado siren went off. My students and I looked at each other and someone asked, "Was that the tornado siren?" We decided to take cover even though there wasn't an announcement...better safe than sorry. The students were so calm and did exactly what they needed to do. I am so proud of them. Great job guys.
Today, we took time to remember September 11 and the people lost their lives. Students should be asking two people questions about September 11, 2001.
Today, students took a grueling math placement test. It took a LONG time to finish, so they do not have homework tonight UNLESS they did not get their social studies vocabulary done OR their Winn-Dixie questions completed. Both are due tomorrow. Tha