It has been a great first full week of school. We have established most routines and have classroom expectations down. You have probably noticed many positive behavior points on Class Dojo. I will continue to use this tool to enforce expectations. If you notice a negative point that means a reminder was given and the behavior continued. One negative point is usually not cause for concern and no one is perfect. I will contact you if I have a consistent concern or you are welcome to message or email me.
Here is what is coming up next week:
Leader in Me- We will be working on creating a class mission statement together. This will be a simple phrase or list of words that describes our mission while at school.
Writing- We will work on developing an "ideas" section in our writer's notebooks. We will include a map that marks special places, a heart that is full of things we love, and lists of things we are experts of or wonder about.
Math- We will continue working on strategies for multiplication (repeated addition and arrays) and will begin learning about division. We will finish up Unit 1 this week. The unit overview is available here.
Reading- We will continue building reading stamina and practicing Daily 5 stations. We will be ready to begin reading groups by the end of the week.
Social Studies- Our map unit will continue with reading grid maps and labeling the border states of Missouri. We will quiz over this next week. I will send a few copies of blank maps home to practice.
Spelling- List 1 will come home Monday. We will take the spelling test Friday on Spelling City. The list and online games are available here.