We have had a great week in Room 16!

Reading ~ This week we have met and interviewed our reading partner. Students learned that reading is much more meaningful and fun when you can talk with someone about the stories that you are reading. Students also worked on identifying non-fiction text features in expository text and what to do when we come to a word that we don’t know (read on and try and figure out its meaning from context clues).

Math ~ We are continuing to work on rounding, adding and subtracting larger numbers. We talked about slowing down, taking our time and checking our work. Students learned how to add up to check their answers when subtracting. Students also were encouraged to ungroup and subtract one place at a time as many errors were made when they attempted to ungroup all at once.

Writing ~ We are working on our realistic fiction stories. Students created a story map and focused on the problem in their story, how the problem gets worse, the change and the solution. We will begin drafting next week. We also blogged today, ask your child to show you their blog.

Science ~ We kicked off the week with looking at photos of the Super Moon Eclipse and learned about the phases of the moon. We had fun creating the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies! Yum! Check out some of our photos below.

We also helped Mrs. Vanderbroek’s class put apps into folders!


Wednesday, October 7 – Field trip to White Pines Planetarium

Thursday, October 8 – Picture retakes

Friday, October 9 – Janie’s orders and money due

Monday – Wednesday, October 19-21 – Conferences

Friday, October 23 – NO SCHOOL!

Thursday, November 5 –  All Janie’s orders must be picked up from school between 5:00 and 6:30 PM – NO EXCEPTIONS

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