Weekly update for the week of September 11-15

Happy Friday everyone!

We had a great (though slightly short) week, with another great (slightly short) week ahead! Just a reminder that next Friday, September 15th will be a professional development day at SIS so there will be no school for students, just school for teachers.

Next week’s plan for math is to continue working on addition strategies with regrouping.

In Reader’s workshop we will continue learning strategies for tricky words, such as breaking them apart and recognizing which parts we can read in a snap (quickly). This will hopefully transfer over to our writing as well once the children start seeing those tricky spelling words more often in their reading.

In Writer’s workshop we have been working hard to get full stories written and revised this week. Now, we are going to go back and use what we have learned to get some more really solid stories started. Next week’s focus will be on creating 4 (or hopefully more!) really strong starts for new small moment stories. Some students brought in photos already this week to help remind them of times that they would like to write about. These can be a huge help in the planning stage so if you have some photos that you could send in (or printed copies work just fine too), that would be a big help.

iIn social studies we will continue working on our unit of inquiry, learning about communities. The students are going to come up with some interview questions that they would like to ask members of our school leadership team, then conduct video interviews with them to learn about their roles and responsibilities at our school. We will continue to learn more about our SIS community, and how we can help it grow and become even stronger.

Thanks as always for checkin in!  I hope everyone has a great, typhoon-free weekend!

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