Thinking back to the beginning of the week, I had no idea what was in store for us. When I found out on Tuesday that the flood damages caused our classroom to be inaccessible for a few weeks, I was pretty upset. I spent so much time over the summer setting up our classroom, and I already felt like we were starting to make great memories there. I was feeling pretty blue when I went to pick up our class from the playground that morning. The kids this week have been amazing dealing with these changes. They helped remind me that it does not matter where in the school we are. Learning, working together, and making the best out of any situation is what it's all about! They cheered me right up! Here we are hard at work in our new space for the next few weeks.
For those of you who don't know, we are now in Ms. Callandar's class, room 7. I really hope that the repairs only take a few weeks! Next week we will resume "Walk to Read," homework packets, and spelling tests as normal. Please have your child turn in their homework packet on Monday to their reading teacher.
Reading: Our phonics sound next week will be short vowel a. We will be looking at words with the ending blend _ck, such as back, sack, tack etc... Our focus skill next week is summarizing with a focus on retelling the character's actions.
Math: We will be starting subtraction next week! We will be doing some
fun, hands on activities to develop our understanding. Some different strategies we will be using are:
Writing: Next week we will be starting a unit on writing informational/expository narratives. We will look at different types of texts to learn the difference between this and a personal narrative. We will learn what facts are and how to write them in complete sentences.
Science: We will continue to learn about different types of weather. We got a pretty good lesson about rain this week! :)
Grammar: We have now learned about nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Next week we will focus on forming correctly structured sentences. We will practice by putting sentences in the correct order, and adding adjectives to write "juicy" sentences.
**We will have our normal library class on Monday so please be sure your child has their book!
**I currently do not have my school phone. If you need to call please leave a message with the front office. My phone was misplaced as people were packing up my classroom. Hopefully it is located soon!
I just have to say a huge thank you to all of you for your flexibility this week. I know it has been a little chaotic as we worked out all of the details. Next week should run more smoothly, I am excited to have a more normal week! If you have any questions please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible! Enjoy your weekend.
Find out what's going on each week in our classroom!