The students are getting adjusted at the 2-5 campus and in second grade. Beginning this week, students will be given a choice board for Morning work. They will choose from 9 activities of various tasks. There are 4 challenge tasks if they finish the board early. The tasks focus on skills learned the previous week, creative opportunities, reading, board games, and construction challenges. As we begin the board this week, students may choose any activities, but on the next choice board they will be required to complete 1-2 activities and then choose from the rest.
Fingers crossed- I think Dojo should be up and running tomorrow. If you haven't connected, or your code doesn't work, let me know and I can invite you through your email.
Clubs start tomorrow- please send me a note if your child will be attending a club. It is helpful to send me a note each week, just in case I am out unexpectedly.
A reminder to return the clinic card that came home in the Cobb folder. I need to collect these cards so that I can give them to the nurse. If your child has any allergies that I should be aware of, please let me know so I can plan with you if we do any activities with food.
I keep snack on hand for any students that don't have one. I welcome any snack donations to keep in the classroom.
We are continuing with place value: naming ones, tens, and hundreds in a number, representing a number in various ways, and trading 10 ones for a ten, 10 tens for a hundred.
We will take the Reading Inventory on Tuesday. We will have conversations on picking just right books, reading stamina, and making good choices with book selection for independent reading time. Looking at the difference between literary and informational texts the various genres will round out our week.
Initial blends: ch, wh, sh, th
In writing, we will continue with our launch unit, including topics on what to do when we are done, tricky spelling, writing genres, seed ideas (small moments versus a whole event).
This week we begin our mentor sentence study. During this study this year of mentor sentences from text, we will study the convention of language pattern of power. Capitalization is the main focus of the week.
SS- cardinal directions, compass rose, maps, regions of GA
Specials this week:
4th- Skype session with Denali’s Education Team
7th- Safety Village field trip forms due
11th- Safety Village comes for pre-visit
14th- STEM day
18th- Safety Village field trip
19th- Germ Quest health visit
20th- Holiday Party/Early Release
21st- Sing-a-long/Early Release