Weekly update for the week of September 4-8

Hello everyone,

I hope that you all enjoyed the extra day off this weekend! ┬áJust a quick reminder that we have library class on Wednesday, September 6th this week. Please remind your children to bring their books back in the morning so Mrs. Livingston can check them back in before we have class. Also, don’t forget that we have swimming in P.E. again this Friday, September 8th.

This week in math we will continue to work on place value, addition and subtraction (no regrouping) with expanded form numbers. We will also review odd and even numbers, as well as, start reviewing addition and subtraction with regrouping.

In social studies we will continue our unit on communities. We will be starting to focus on leaders in communities, and what characteristics a good leader should have. We will start looking at all of the different leaders here in our SIS community, not just the senior administration team.

In Reader’s workshop we are focusing on reading to others as we will soon start working with Ms. Erlensdson’s kindergarten class to set up reading buddies! We will start letting students bring books home from the class library this week in addition to their library books to help them practice reading to others. We will also be working on breaking down new/tricky words to help us read them in a snap.

In Writer’s workshop we are continuing to improve our small moment stories and stretching them out over several pages. Some strategies that we are working on this week are: acting out your story to see more details that you could add, crafting powerful endings to our stories, and rereading like detectives to make sure our writing makes sense and sounds right.

Thanks for checking in, I hope to have this blog updated with the next week’s plan every Friday, so please check back regularly!

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