This week we continued working on our Daily 5 routine and incorporated some math as well. We are just beginning to get into lessons again. The reasoning behind this is to ensure that all students understand and are adequately implementing the classroom expectations and routine for their work. This also includes their recordings of their work in their journals. We are doing refresher lessons right now but we will soon resume where we left off at the end of last year. Thank you for your support and encouragement during this period.
Thank you to those who have offered to come in and help out in the classroom. I appreciate your willingness to help out. I promise once we are a few more weeks into the school year and things have settled down I will have a better idea of how to utilize you in the classroom. I do have a parent basket on the shelf near the door and it is one of my goals this year to have a more effective system for you for those times you are available to help. We do have one BIG task (and boring) in the book room. Unfortunately it has not been taken care of and our guided reading books are all out of order. If you would like to help sort out this mess I would love to show you our simple system. This would be a huge help!
Our field trip to the Eagle River Nature Center is coming up quickly. If you have not sent in your child's $3, please do so before Wednesday. Have you committed to driving? I have sent out confirmation emails to make sure all of the appropriate paperwork has been submitted. I will be sending home a sheet with preparation topics to go over with your child before sending them on the field trip, we also have been reviewing these in class.
**Ask your child what the 5 layers of soil are! We have been working on this in class in preparation for our field trip as well as tying it to the Great Lesson. I am so thrilled with what they've taken away from this so far! In fact, I found two young ladies digging outside on the playground trying to identify the different layers just the other day. Amazing!
As always, please email me with any questions, comments, or concerns. Is there something you can contribute to the classroom? Please let me know! I would love to have you!
September 11th- Eagle River Nature Center Field Trip
September 17th- Open House, 6:30pm