Thursday, September 5, 2019

The First Week

This week has been a lot of fun, getting to know the class and seeing how they interact with each other. There is a lot of laughing happening in the classroom as we get comfortable in our routines. Here is what this week has looked like:

Math: We have focused on our pre-test and we are starting our first units to refresh our math skills. We have also build our fantasy football teams where we will practice some statistic skills and math skills as the season starts.

Literacy: We have started our journals which we will write in often. We have also started to explore Readworks, this is an online program where students are introduced to many different varieties of texts and there are comprehension questions that accompany each text. They have received feedback on their answers and it has shown me some areas that we can build skills in for when we need to respond to text. We are also doing our first writing piece today to see where are writing skills are where we will grow this year.

Social Studies: We have started our first social studies activity. We are exploring some of the events that led up to the American Revolution. Students are working on slideshows with a partner and researching a specific event.

Homework: Homework this week has been a light as we get into a new routine. We will begin having more homework next week as we dive deeper into our math and as we start our first science unit.

Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

September 5th - First Volleyball game at home at 5pm
September 6th - First class breakfast trip to Banker's Cup for some class bonding!
September 10th - Open house from 3-4pm and Volunteer Video at 4pm
September 22nd - 175th Anniversary Mass - Sign up sheets are coming home for students in 3rd-8th grade to volunteer to help at Mass on that day.

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