Friday, September 23, 2016

Week In Review

Over the last few weeks we have been working hard to develop a classroom plan to reach our school wide goals. As a school we have set two goals for this school year...

100% of students will be "on track" in reading by the end of the year.
100% of students will give and receive random acts of kindness.

The Gumballs and I have decided our action steps to reach these goals will be tracking reading minutes and 2 "focus" kindness acts each month. Take a look at the data we've collected so far. 

Take a look at our Week in Review! 

Writing Workshop

"Studying the Craft of Language Through Mentor Authors"

  • Writing Celebration - Reader's Buffet


  • Immersion - What do you notice?
  • Similes and Metaphors
  • Personification

Social Studies

"Checks and Balances: Government in the Show-Me State"

  • Federal Government Fortune Tellers
  • State Government - Note Taking
  • State Government - Situations, Who do you contact?
  • State Government - Who am I?



  • ELA Benchmark Assessment
  • Looking At the Whole Story
  • Connecting Thoughts to Build Interpretation
  • Finalizing Interpretations
  • Independent Reading Assessments (IRAs)

Remember to read 30 minutes nightly! 


"Addition, Subtraction & Place Value"

  • UPS Check - Strategy for Solving Word Problems
  • Word Problem Practice
  • Study Guide Work Time
  • End of Unit Assessment

Remember to practice math facts nightly! Students can log into XtraMath and practice at home.

News & Notes:

  • Field Day is coming up! Field Day will be on Friday, September 30th. 
    • Students will eat lunch in the classroom on this day. The cafeteria is serving crackers & cheese, apple sauce, rice crispies and a milk/juice. Feel free to pack a sack lunch on this day.
  • Be sure to check the calendar on the blog for important dates.
  • Heads Up! There is a day coming up that I will be out of the classroom.  
    • September 30th - Mrs. Davis will be out guest teacher.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. Sign up for your spot by clicking HERE.
  • Dr. Hackworth is organizing our another Pretzel Sale! Pretzels will cost $1. Students can place their order October 11th - 13th. Pretzels will be delivered to classrooms on October 14th.
  • Missouri Day will be on October 19th. Please contact Jennifer Darrough if you're able to volunteer.

Have a wonderful weekend!
-Mrs. Wood

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