Happy Monday everyone! This will be a short week with the holiday this Friday, but it will be busy nonetheless!
We have been working hard to complete our first round of MAP tests in the last 2 weeks. We have a couple of classes with one test left this week and then we will be all finished until the next test in January. The kids have been doing great, especially since it is their first time taking this test.
This week we will be continuing to focus on our Unit of Inquiry, specifically our first and third lines of inquiry: Roles and Responsibilities in the Community, and Different communities. Students will be learning about the leadership at SIS, what their roles are and what responsibilities they have in our school. They will also look at different communities around the world and inquire into how these groups are similar in the ways that they contribute to their communities.
We will incorporate some writing lessons on nouns and verbs to continue to improve our writing by giving more details on who people are, where they are, and what they are doing. We are continuing to work on writing personal narratives and improving our stories by stretching out small moments with lots of details.
In math we continue to review place value into the hundreds place and will reinforce this by thinking about how each student is an individual in a larger community. We will use what we are learning to analyze the student population at SIS.
This Thursday we will have a special presentation from Inspire Citizens who will be talking to students about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Next week on Wednesday, September 18th we will hold our first parent/teacher conferences. A link to sign up for conferences will be coming later this week. That same day our annual Book Sale will be taking place. Students will have a chance to look at the books the day before and make a wish list that can be purchased on Wednesday (while supplies last).
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. Have a great week!