About the Teacher
My Teaching Philosophy
Welcome to Mrs. Gouine's page!
Above is my favorite quote of all time. Reading is my passion. Books can take us places we will never go otherwise. They can also make us feel like we belong. My job as your child's teacher is to foster a love of reading in your children they will carry with them forever.
Please use this website as an opportunity to communicate with me and have a heads up about what goes on in our classroom! If you have any suggestions on how to improve the website PLEASE do not hesitate.
What Are We Working On?
This week students will continue learning to visualize as they read. Visualizing means to make mental pictures as you read. It is important for students to visualize because it helps them to understand the text in a more personal way and can also improve comprehension. Have your child stop and visualize parts of the text as they read this week.
Also, we will be discussing Point of View this week and next. We are discussing 1st and 3rd person. The students will also be asked to determine the thoughts/feelings of the narrator. Expect this to be covered on the Friday on the Reading test.
Language: Students will be working on action verbs this week.
Writing: This week, students will be working on an information writing passage about an explorer of their choice with several shorter writings periodically throughout the week.
Spelling: Students will work with words that have r-controlled vowels this week.
Social Studies: Students will be discussing colonial America. We will discuss the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies. We will first complete the study guide together and then go into detail with specific graphic organizers.
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Last Modified: Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
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