I am sad to say our writer's workshop unit on writing opinion papers and reviews has come to an end. This was an amazing unit and I'm excited to show you the students' work during conferences. Not only did the students write reviews, but we got them typed up and published in a reviews website. Then, I used Twitter to tweet out any review I could and we had some places respond to the reviews! It was very exciting and the students were able to see that people were really reading and using the reviews that they wrote. I am so proud of their work during this unit.
In math we have been working on a measurement unit. The students have been measuring all kinds of things using all kinds of tools! Soon we will be working on graphing, which is also fun.
We spent a couple weeks talking about making inferences. We learned how to understand what's happening in a book, even if the author doesn't come out and say it. We did many situational examples and read the book No David! to practice making inferences.
In our Second Step lessons, we learned how to handle a situation when an accident happens. We talked about how both sides feel at the time and what we can do to try to make it okay. We practiced apologizing to each other so we would know what to do if we ever caused an accident to happen.
Things to ask your children about:
-What is a starting line when measuring?
-What books did you write a review on during writer's workshop?
-What was your favorite activity during world read aloud week?
Things to remember:
-Conferences are next week for most of you. I am looking forward to meeting with everyone. Please let me know if you have forgotten your time and you can't get into the googledoc.
-Sheets went home today about the Diabetes Walk. There were a couple students who accidentally left them at school, but I'm not sure who because they were left on the floor. If your child did not bring this home, let me know so I can make sure they get it home on Monday.