Important notes - I have sent home a sign-up sheet for parent teacher conferences that are coming up in a couple of weeks. Please fill out the sheet and have your child return it ASAP. Thanks!
We have been busy this week. We finished up our first math unit and are starting to use some new curriculum based on Common Core expectations. We will be doing multi-day projects to better develop your child's understanding of numbers. I have updated my math unit 1 material to reflect this change. Place value will be covered in the new unit. The videos on located on the common core unit NBT.1 portion of my website would be helpful to review.
Next week we will be getting our Science material started. This week we started to get our Science notebooks organized. Some students still need a spiral notebook to put their materials in their notebooks.
In writing - I have handed back the first writing projects for the students to make changes to their projects. Your child has received a rubric to help them improve their writing. The goal is for them to reflect on their piece and make changes to improve the IDEAS of their writing. That has been our focus this past week.
We are at approx. 30% of the trimester. Your child should be at 30% or higher on their reading goal. I will be starting recess readers this next week for those students who are well behind in meeting their AR goal.
Have a great week.