Last week, all classes participated in a Halloween theme rotation. Mrs Robertson performed a lesson on Halloween Figurative Language, Mr. Gildea did some Halloween Math, Mrs. Oeser Rhein performed Reader's Theatre and lastly Spooky Science in my classroom. We had some great feedback from the students. On Monday, I was rewarded with Baby Ruth candies from so many students. I have one draw dedicated to just Baby Ruths.
This week we will complete our piloting of the new science unit: Mixtures and Solutions. We have already begun our Earth Science Unit of Soils and by December we will plant fast growing plants.
Students have an Explorer project for Social Studies is due November 20th. Students have been researching and planning explorers in class. Ask your child, what explorer they chose.
In Math, students are working with our new program Eureka Math. If you would like assistance or support with your child’s homework see the Eureka link on the math resources page.
In ELA, students are completing the Flip book project due on November 12. Within the coming weeks, students will be creating their own narrative stories called a “Kamishibai". We also continue our study each week of poetry, figurative language such as similes, metaphors and personification. Students are also presenting Book Talks each Friday and we are constantly learning new vocabulary.
Like I said, we have been busy. Please feel free to reach out if your child seems frustrated or overwhelmed with school. They are all working so hard and I am proud of the relationships and strong bonds unfolding in our class. I believe they have collectively earned their 500 tickets for outstanding performance. Many of the staff have complimented the students on their respectful behavior and exemplar of our character education. We will soon vote on our celebration.
As we get closer to the Thanksgiving, I hope you get to enjoy quiet time with your families and can reflect on what we are our thankful for. I am truly thankful that I can be your child’s teacher and that I get to spend my day doing what I love.
Wishing you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving.