We have had another great week with so much learning. Thank you for continuing to guide your children in their reading each night. The graphic above has a great mathematical way of explaining why reading is so crucial. It’s a quick way to see the importance of reading and how the gap can grow if we don’t give it the importance it deserves.
Lots going on at Armstrong! Mark your calendars,
1. Invention Convention kicked off this week. Please ask your child for paperwork. This is a great way to show some critical thinking towards solving an everyday problem.
2. First whole group PAWS meeting is Thursday, September 20th at 7:15 am. Typically, the meetings are on Wednesday, but because of a schedule conflict, it's on a Thursday this month. We will send a note home regarding where the meeting will be held
3. Friday, September 21st is an early release at 1pm. We will meet you right after lunch at regular pick-up.
4. Book Fair starts on September 24th
Writing: We are still collecting our seed stories and writing a few each week. This week we focused on show, not tells in our story (this is where you can picture what's going on without having to say it-sad could be, tears welled up in her eyes) Next week students will learn how the writing process works and what it takes to be a good writer. We will look at novels they are reading and see how authors use Show, Not Tell. Students also worked on figurative language, such as similes to enhance their writing.
Math: We finished our first unit on place value and took our unit test today. We will begin addition and subtraction next week. This will include numbers in the millions place and students will continue to regroup and subtract over zeros. We really want them to understand what the value of each digit is.
Reading: We are growing as readers and building our reading lives. Students have a novel and a backup book ready for next week. Students have started reading with a purpose and are questioning and connecting as they read. Our class read aloud, Tiger Rising, is a hit and students are truly engaged in the reading. We have created reading partnerships and students are actively engaging in reading conversations with their partners. Continue logging reading each night. Next week, we will continue work on envisioning our stories.
Science: This week in science we discussed seed dispersal. Next week, we will talk about the ecosystem and how seeds are affected when they travel. We were excited to go to the garden this week.
Social Studies: We continue to learn about each region of Texas.
Things to Remember:
- Friday folders come back Monday (empty them out please and initial)
Class Meeting Goals
1. How to use our words to look after each other's hearts.
2. THINK before you speak. Ask yourself...
T= is it true
H= is it helpful
I= is it inspiring
N= is it necessary
K= is it kind
Have a wonderful weekend!