Saturday, September 20, 2014

Busy Week!

We had a busy 4 day week!  Tuesday was Day 20.  That means Zero the Hero visited and left a special treat with his helper!  McKenzie got to wear the cape and be my helper at Daily Math!

Wednesday was STEM Day!  We completed the Spaghetti Tower Challenge.  Each group had 7 minutes to make a plan and 20 minutes to build their towers.  They all worked very hard!

After we submitted our final products, it was time to compare and measure designs!  Some of the towers were very tall.  Last, we had to figure out how we could improve our designs.

By Thursday, Daily 3 was up and running smoothly!  For one hour of our reading block, students are at Reading, Word Work or are working with the teacher.

Thursday was Open House!  It was great to see so many families.  I hope you enjoyed getting to see your child's classroom.  The kids were VERY excited to show you what they have been working on in school! Thank you for signing up for a conference on our Conference Day.  I will be sending home reminders when the day gets closer.

Here is what we will be working on this week.
Phonics: Short and Long a
Reading Whole Group:  Point of View with different versions of The Three Pigs
Reading Small Group:  Informational Nonfiction (Apples and Johnny Appleseed)
Math 1st Grade:  Commutative Property (Turn Around Facts)
Math 2nd Grade:  Addition and Subtraction within 100
Social Studies:  Good Citizens with Johnny Appleseed
Science:  Inquiry and Investigation with apples

Last I want to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your "My Name" activities that you completed for homework this week.  We will be sharing them with the class on Monday.  They were ADORABLE and I cannot wait to hear the classroom discussions!

At Open House, one mom said, "You have the most fun job in the world!"  She was RIGHT!

Ms. Gilbert

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