*My extra help day is Thursday: 8:25 AM
It's been wonderful watching how much the children have grown so far this
school year. Their reading is becoming more fluent and critical and their
writing has much improved since September. Our Writer's Workshop program is
helping each child think like a writer; daily, they function as authors.
Students are generating ideas, paragraphing, editing, revising, illustrating,
etc. each day during our writing period. We recently had a writing celebration
for our personal narrative unit. Next, we begin a unit on informational
wiring. In terms of math, number sense has been a big focus. Now that the
kids have mastered adding and subtracting larger numbers, we are ready to
begin our unit on bar modeling. Please remember to work with your child for
ten minutes each night practicing their addition facts to 18, and their
subtraction facts from 18 as well. Please do not hesitate to call or contact
me if you have any questions!