In ELA this year we have started with a school wide read aloud of Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. The students will be listening to the story and responding to their understanding using sketch notes in their journal.
We have also been doing a variety of getting to know you activities focusing on both reading and writing. Now, we are moving into our characters unit and will also begin work on our literary essay.
Students are expected to be completing a thought log each night where they will be reading 30 minutes a night and reflecting on their reading focusing specifically on their thinking while reading.
Math website: The District purchased a subscription to a Math website, IXL. Please ask your child to share with you the login and the password so you can see what we are working on in Math.
Learning: All students are working on Operations with Decimals and their applications. The Accelerated classes will be ready for an assessment at the end of this week (Friday, September 28th). The grade level classes will take the assessment on October 5th.
Math Club: Math club starts this Thursday, September 27, in room 148. There is a late bus that will take your student home at 4pm. Please encourage your student to participate.
Tutoring: Tutoring/HW club is available every day after school.
The Math Club will start this coming Thursday.
In science, students are learning to identify and apply the Scientific Method. Through hands-on learning activities, students are learning to collaborate with one another while they experience the steps of the Scientific Method first hand. Soon, we will translate this to our first major unit of the year – Earth’s place in the Universe.
Students in Social Science have discussed and worked on building their classroom communities, based upon STAR expectations, such as respect. We are currently progressing through our unit on 9/11 and the impact it has, and will have, on future generations. We are examining key current events as students work to build their writing, analytical and comprehension skills. Students regularly watch the news and participate in read aloud activities to help them progress in these skills as well as practice giving and receiving feedback from their teacher and peers.
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