Monday, December 20, 2010


Well, this morning I discovered that my math class had NOT taken the math quiz on Friday. So that is what we did today. The quizzes are scored and have been returned to the students. Please look them over with your child this evening. Overall, the class did quite well. There IS a division worksheet for homework tonight!

In reading, this week, we will be focusing on two things; reading to perform a task and an upcoming research project. We will practice reading to perform a task by using a book called Making Pop Ups to create different holiday type projects. Today the children began lift-the flap projects.

The upcoming research project will involve both reading and writing to be informed. The students will choose a state to research. In school, they will use books and the Internet to gather information about the state's climate, natural resources, physical geography and interesting facts. Then they will write informative paragraphs about these topics and create a travel brochure for their state. Today the students went to the media center to watch Mrs. Rose model gathering information about the state of Maryland.

We will be taking a break from formal reading groups and reading group homework this week. Each student should read EVERY night for at least 15 minutes, though!!

Following lunch and indoor recess the students went to art. When they return I plan to review natural resources and the goods they help produce by having the class make lift the flap pictures. This is my attempt to review a concept that they still seem unclear about, in a fun way...wish me luck!!

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