This week was full of math exploration, looking at patterns and making connections. We continued with Daily 5, Read to Self and Word Work, and introduced Words Their Way. Students are becoming used to our classroom routines, even though we continue to tweak a few things, especially our morning routine.
To help with organization, students will bring home a 'Take Home' folder, probably starting on Wednesday. This folder should go back and forth between and home and school each day. This folder will have two sides: 'Keep at Home' and 'Return to School'. The 'Keep at Home' side may have work your child has finished at school or notes from school, which may stay at home. 'Return to School' will have things that need to be brought back to school, such as permission slips and other forms. There will also be a place for the children to keep their Home Reader so that I can easily look through this occasionally. Hopefully having everything in one place will help the students be responsible and keep track of things that need to be brought back to school. Please let me know if you have any questions.
At the end of the day on Friday, we discussed the various activities and learning engagements throughout the week. Here are some of their thoughts:
"We did the Fun Run. I thought that it was fun!" - Tudor
"I was running and in the middle I was getting tired and exhausted. I had fun!" - Marin
"Today we learned about sorting the words." - Joe
"It was fun in the Fun Run, but I was a little tired and half exhausted, but I kept running!" - Advay
"When I was running, I got tired but then I saw my cousin there, and she marked my card. I was also exhausted." - Lizzie
"When I was running, my body hurt but I was still running. I had 8 tally marks." - Alik
"I learned that mosquitos are the most dangerous animal on Earth. I learned it from the Dangerous Animal book." - Odemar
"We found out 21 ways to make 20 with 2 numbers." - Carmella (when adding)
"I liked when we were at the Fun Run and I liked it when I did my first one, because that was when I was not at all sweaty. Then after 11 rounds I started to get very sweaty and have a headache, but I still kept on running until it was over." - Emilia
"We did Daily 5, but we read a couple books. We did it for 15 minutes." - Marin
"I learned how to Read to Self quietly" - Advay
"I like when we do Daily 5, because I like to read. I learned about sharks when I was reading. I learned that they didn't have bones." - Carmella
"I liked in the Fun Run that my father was supporting my brother. He would stay there and hold a spot for my brother, so he didn't need to stop. My brother has 14 and I have 16." - James
We are 7 and 8 year old students who live in Singapore. Our teacher, Ms. Luttrell, will be helping us write blog posts throughout the year!
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