I hope you all had a great weekend! What a wonderful weekend weather-wise, so I hope the kids were able to get out and run around!
I am still working on the website, so I will use the blog for this week. Here is what to expect for this week:
Reading: We are continuing to develop our Reading routines/procedures and build a strong reading community. We will continue discussing strong practices for independent reading, as well as learn how to efficiently read and respond with a buddy.
*I will begin F&Ps this week, hoping for Monday, but definitely on Tuesday. The students will do a little more independent work this week while I do a few reading assessments.
Math: 4.14 Graphing – we briefly began our first math unit on Friday. We will begin our Math Workshop this week with 2-day center rotations. We practiced on Friday with our transitions, and I think it is going to go very smoothly this year. I will see each group every other day, but they will work on review skills and practice current skills after meeting with me. We will discuss Bar Graphs and Line Graphs this week.
*I will give a short graphing checkpoint next THURSDAY, September 19th.
Virginia Studies: VS. 2 Geography – we are beginning our geography unit. We will discuss where Virginia is on a map and begin learning our bordering states and regions.
*I will give a bordering states quiz on Friday (it will be a identify and label type quiz).
Science: 4.6 Weather – what a perfect time for our weather unit, as we always experience several weather systems we discuss. We will begin with discussing weather phenomena and hopefully learn weather instruments by the end of the week.
Reading MAPS test: Monday, September 16th
Math MAPS test: Tuesday, September 17th*** (might possibly change)
Thursday, September 19th: Back to School Night, 6:15pm-8:00pm