Here is a picture of our October calendar, so far. I hope to have our blog calendar up and running tomorrow.
Don’t forget that on Wednesday, we start Shady Grove’s “Spirit SUCCESS WEEK”! Wednesday, Oct. 4th is Dress Like A PE Teacher Day Thursday, Oct. 5th is Black Out Day Friday, Oct. 6th is Shady Grove Spirit Wear Day Monday, Oct. 9th is Jersey Day & 1/2 day for Students Tuesday, Oct. 10th is RED Out Day Wednesday, Oct. 11th is Wacky Wednesday
Math ~ We are finishing Place Value and will test by Wednesday. I am meeting with each student to double check that they are ready. We will move onto Graphing Wednesday. (Daily Math Review is a weekly Math Review with 5 questions M-Th. Can my Shining Star work ahead? YES!! We will check the activity for the day and take a review quiz every Friday.)
VA Studies ~ Bravo! We had great success on our first test: VA’s Five Regions! We will meet the first inhabitants of VA: VA’s Indians! Please remind your Shining Star to bring home their VA Studies ISN every night. They can reread the lesson notes and make sure their reactions are completed. Today we voted that our 5 Regions R.A.F.T.s will be due on Friday, Oct. 6th as well as VA’s 5 Regions Sensory Poems.
Reading & Fab Vocab ~ VA Studies Weekly #4 (We are skipping #3 until we reach America’s Government). Our reading will come from many different sources. While I am testing students for reading levels, we will use our VA Studies Weekly as our on grade level text. Student can read the articles at school and at home. Students are always allowed to use their newspapers for the quizzes on Fridays.
Reading Responses ~ The Reading Responses so far have been great! We have new topics for the month of October. Responses are due every Friday, however, you may turn them before Friday.
Fab Vocab is a vocabulary program that will help our Shining Stars learn new words that will aid them in comprehending text. Students are in teams of 5 and have chosen their “expert” word. As the expert, will use a Vocabulary Mapping organizer to research their word. I’ve included a picture below. By Wednesday, they will “teach” their word to their team. (Hint: The first two words of the week are antonyms of each other.) This week our words are: sluggish, rapid, brace, meek, and sassy. We will have a quiz on Thursday.
English – Daily Dazzle is our grammar program. We are on Week #4. Students can work ahead – yes they can work on it at home and I have it marked as a reminder in their Literacy Stations. Please remember that #20 is a writing prompt. In class, we talked about it being a 4th grade paragraph – 5-8 sentences at the most.
Spelling is also under “English” – We have 3 Spelling groups & your Shining Star knows which group they are in. Wordly Wise & Word Trekker have activities due tomorrow, which includes a parent signature. These two groups will take their spelling tests tomorrow. Word Study Group’s activities are due on Wednesday & they will take their test Thursday. They also have a parent signature as part of their activities.