We have a short week this week! Students will be dismissed at 12:25 on Wednesday and will not return until Monday.
In Math we'll continue working on multi-digit division. Please be aware that the strategy your child uses to solve their division problems is probably different than how you and I grew up solving long division problems. Ask them to tell you about it. Let me know if you have any questions on their strategy.
In Literacy we'll be finishing up some assessments from our units in Reading and Spelling. In Writing we're finishing up our personal narratives on our chromebooks.
Please take some time over the long break to do some Reading! We want to keep ahead of the game! Right now we have onl 4 students not on track to meet their AR goals for the quarter and I am working double time to get them caught up with the rest of us!
We have a few special things going on this week including a presentation from Mrs. Ourada about kindness and sharing, a special movie opportunity with our secret givers class, and some fun activities on Wednesday before we have to leave for the day.
If you have any questions at all, please let me know!
Monday...Our second night of conferences! Looking forward to meeting with everyone who I didn't get to see last week. If you're unsure of your conference time, let me know or check your child's planner quick after school!
Other than that, this week is pretty normal.
In Math, we tested on multi-digit multiplication and will now be going into multi-digit division! Please, please, please continue to practice facts! Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. If you need additional resources, please let me know and I'll get some for you!
In Literacy we're moving into our next unit of answering text-dependent questions using a literature text. We also have new spelling words...check the planner for those lists!
Independent Reading is off to a much better start this quarter. Remember, we're coming up on the halfway point here soon! Keep reading!
Remember with the weather that coats, hats, mittens, and boots will be needed. We've had a couple chilly days and we want to make sure everyone stays warm!
Have a great week!
This week is a normal week, but we do have the first day of conferences on Thursday. If you are unsure of your time, please let me know.
In Literacy we are working on making inferences. We are continuing to look at words with a short i, short y, or igh pattern in them. Remember, those words are in the planner!
Independent Reading should be well under way! We are two full weeks into the quarter already. If your child is on track to make their goal, they should have 3 AR points by now. Please remind them to read at home. It's a great idea to ask them about what they are reading to help them remember what they read. If they can't answer you, rereading is a great option!
In Math we're finishing up our multi-digit multiplication unit. Students have a variety of strategies to solve multi-digit multiplication problems!
I'm looking forward to meeting with many of you at conferences this week! See you soon!
With Halloween being here on Tuesday, that means we'll be into November on Wednesday! We have a very normal week here at school.
In Math we're in the middle of our multi-digit multiplication unit. If you can, please help your child practice a couple problems every night or so. So far, we've tried a 3 digit number multiplied by a 2 digit number and will soon push into a 4 digit number multiplied by a 2 digit number.
In Reading we'll spend some extra time this week talking about sequencing and finding the main idea in a passage as these have proven to be tough for us.
New spelling words this week. They have a long and short i pattern. Look for those in the planners today!
Reminder as we are one week into the new quarter, help your child reach their AR goal by reading and monitoring their reading.
Final reminder...conferences are coming up. Don't forget to sign up if you haven't already!
Have a great week!
This week is the first week of the new quarter! With that, remember to help your child get off to a strong start with their Independent Reading. The goal again will be 14 points with 80% accuracy. About half our class made their goal the first quarter, and I'm confident we can do better than that!
Wednesday is Unity Day. I am inviting everyone to wear orange to show that we can stand together against bullying.
On Friday your child is invited to participate in a costume parade and dance! We'll do it first thing in the morning on Friday. Children can wear their costumes all day. Friday afternoon we'll have a guest speaker to talk to us about down syndrome and how to embrace those incredible people.
In Literacy we'll be doing a Reader's Theatre and talking about how to summarize a text.
It is the second quarter so my homeroom students will begin having Science with Mr. Lindahl every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
We will begin doing more work in cursive now since we had an entire quarter to practice.
Conferences are right around the corner. Be looking for sign ups online! If the scheduled days and times don't work for you, let me know and we'll schedule an alternative time. Here's a link to sign up! https://calendly.com/jrohling
Thanks and have a great week!
Remember we only have 3 days of school this week!
Wednesday we will have our AR party for those students who made the goal of 14 points at 80% accuracy. Wednesday will also be the BIG BOOM for students who earned enough coins to attend extra recess!
We will be finishing up talking about sequencing in Reading. Spelling words are still in the planners and you can help students practice those.
We'll finish up our Health conversations for the week and after our long weekend break, students will be moving onto Science with Mr. Lindahl.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thanks and have a wonderful week!
On Tuesday this week we'll have the fire truck here at school. A couple of volunteer firefighters will be available to talk to students about fire safety.
We will also have pedestrian training with Officer Woodford to review safety rules for walkers.
We'll be starting our next unit in Literacy, focusing on the sequencing of events. We'll test real soon on our spelling words that have the letter 'a' as a focal point. Remember those words are in the planner and are there to be studied.
In Health we're continuing to talk about personal safety.
Reminder, the end of the quarter is next week! Students are expected to have 14 AR points by that time.
It is homecoming week! We will participate in some festivities here at Reede Gray. Please look for the dress up days paper that I sent home last week, or check the student planner every night for the dress up days. We will be concluding the fun this week with a pep fest over at the Middle School.
In Literacy this week we'll be assessing Main Idea/Details. We will also be starting a new list of spelling words. Please help your child study those words in the planner! There will be a new list today!
As always, check in with your child to ensure that they're reading. I'm sending home another report today with your child's progress for the quarter. Right now about half of the students are on track to make their first quarter Independent Reading goal.
In Health water logs are due on Wednesday. We'll continue to talk about healthy ways to support our body.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Please remember to help your child with the reading at home! Many students need that extra support. We are writing in our planners every night about reading for 20 minutes, but it means nothing if it's not accomplished at home!
We're working on finding the Main Idea and the details to support that main idea. This is a tough skill and we're getting close to assessing in Literacy.
Continue to study the spelling words in the planner! Test will be soon!
In Health we've been talking about the different body systems and how they work together. Ask your child to name the 6 we've been covering!
Please spend a little time practicing cursive handwriting at home. We've mastered all the lowercase letters and about half of the capital letters.
This week we'll be starting our Literacy rotations. This will help me to work with smaller groups of students to better meet their needs. We'll also be working with our next word work unit. Be on the lookout for new spelling words in the planner as well as on the website!
We'll be moving forward with our next Health Unit!
In Math we're wrapping up our unit on multiplication and division facts. Ask your child to sing you a multiplication song! If you'd like an extra copy of the songs to help your child learn them at home, let me know! :)
Reminder about AR...keep reading and taking quizzes at school!
Book Order is due Wednesday.
If you have any questions about anything, please just ask!