Happy New Year!
We have had an excellent first week back to school. I am so impressed with how well the kids transitioned back from our long break. I hope that you had a great time with your family and that you made lots of great memories together!
We spent this week wrapping up the loose ends of our lessons from before the break. We worked on cardinal directions, topic sentences, paragraph writing, geometry and more! Next week we will be moving into our Third Great Lesson; the coming of humans. We will also be continuing to work on writing "super sentences" and quality paragraphs with a main idea. Some of the kids are switching from the Daily 5 to book reports. These students are responsible for choosing a just-right book for themselves, managing their time each day, and writing a 5 paragraph book report explaining specific ideas and aspects of the book. They will create a project and present the report to the class at the end. I am looking forward to this and how it works within our normal work schedule.
I am so proud to say that all of the kids have either stayed in the spelling group or bumped up one or more levels. That is so very exciting! Our reading skills have also gone through the roof since the beginning of the year and our math is coming along nicely. I am just so stinking proud of all that the kids have done so far this year. It has been an amazing school year!
Please make sure to send in the swimming field trip form. We will need many drivers for this field trip. Please make sure to check your insurance information to make sure you have the correct amount of insurance to drive students. If you do not and you want to chaperone you can still come, you will just drive your child and meet us at the pool. Each swimmer, including chaperones, is $5.
We are in desperate need for snack! We had enough to get us through this week but we will need snack going forward. Thank you to those you regularly send in supplies; I so appreciate your support of our classroom and it does not go unnoticed.
As always, if you have any questions please let me know.