Thursday, August 29, 2013

Superkiddos' News

Hello, Superkiddos and their families! We've had a FANTASTIC week! We've learned so much that we can't possibly include it all here, but look back over our posts this week and you'll see a few things. Also, here's a quick summary of what we did in words:

  • worked on being responsible for reading better, faster, longer, and stronger
  • solved many reading problems we've been having
  • began using punctuation to guide our voices during reading
  • learned to react to words in reading
  •  worked on our personal narratives (stories that really happened to us)
  • tomorrow we'll have our first writing celebration which we will be sure to post pictures of for all to see! (don't worry, we'll have one where parents can come soon too...this one is for kids only to keep it simple this time)
  • learned to edit our writing
  • learned several addition strategies
  • solved mystery (algebra) problems
  • worked with negative numbers
  • practiced addition facts
FAQs this week from parents:
  • When will they start spelling? As I mentioned at parent night, we are finishing spelling assessments right now and I'll be analyzing those results this weekend to find out exactly what your child needs to work on for spelling. Next week you'll begin to see word work and then tests the next week.
  • Where are their grades? Their grades haven't been entered in Harmony yet, as I'm still completing assessments one-on-one. Please call if you're concerned.
  • What papers should be coming home? You'll see morning work (this may be incomplete as their morning work is enrichment for the day and they may be meeting with me, helping with things, etc., rather than completing it) and math for now. Next week you'll see word work, but you won't see writing often. They collect their writing and go back and work on old pieces often. Many papers come from outside businesses and the office as well.
  • What about Class Dojo? I've decided not to use Class Dojo for now...this class is very relaxed in personality and doesn't seem to really need it. :) 
 Save the date:
  • Monday, September 2 is Labor Day. No school.
  • Friday, September 20 is our school-wide Walk-A-Thon. We'll be walking from 12:30-1:00, and the teacher race is at 2:00. Come on out!
  • NWEA (computer) testing begins next week and ends on Friday, September 13. No your best!
Have a fantastic weekend! Enjoy this warm weather while we still have it!

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