- Tuesday, September 17th - Denver Field Trip
- Wednesday, September 18th - Student Leadership Speeches and Election
- Friday, October 4th - Cottonwood Carnival
- Monday, October 14th - Friday, October 18th - FALL BREAK!
A Few Reminders:
- Typing Homework- the typing program (typing.com) only tracks the minutes that students are actually hitting the keys on the keyboard, so if the minutes that the website shows does not match how long your child has sat in front of the computer, that is why. :)
- Student Leadership Council - if your child is interested in running for one of these positions, they should be prepared to present a short speech to the class next Wednesday. The class will vote for our representatives that day.
WHAT WE'VE BEEN LEARNING...
Students took their first math test this week. The graded assessments went home already. In an effort to continue to foster a strong growth mindset in your children, students have been asked to correct their errors, and return the test to me by next Friday.
We began our next unit in math - 3 Digit Addition and Subtraction. In this unit students will:
- continue to practice addition and subtraction strategies
- round multi-digit numbers and estimate their sums and differences
- add and subtract two and three-digit numbers using the standard algorithm as well as other methods
We are wrapping up our first reading unit. This week we focused on using context clues to figure out hard words, as well as understanding figurative language, including idioms, hyperboles, and metaphors. The kids have been so excited each time they come across one of these phrases in their own books. We are compiling a list of all the figurative language that we find. Some students even came to school today excited to share some phrases they found in their books while they were reading last night. This excitement for reading is exactly what I want to continue fostering in each one of your children! :)
Students worked hard writing their second well-organized paragraph. We discussed the difference between revising and editing, and students worked with other classmates to peer edit their work. It was great to listen to their conversations and hear the compliments and suggestions that students gave one another. This collaboration with classmates is key!
- Spelling Homework (due next Wednesday) - Lesson 4 (homophones for long e)
- Wordly Wise - the Lesson 3 test will be next Friday. Students will bring their Wordly Wise books home next week to help them study.
We wrapped up our Denver History unit by learning about 7 different buildings that are important to the history of our great city - Union Station, the Capitol Building, the Denver City and County building, the Oxford Hotel, the Brown Palace, and the Pioneer Monument. The kids are excited to see some of these buildings in person during our field trip on Tuesday!