Well, another full week comes to a close, and so much has been accomplished! As I type this, I am thankful for the precipitation that fell, and I don't even have to shovel it off of my driveway! Yeah for me!
In math this week, we finished an outcome test on increasing and decreasing numerical patterns. We moved in geometry with naming shapes and finding area and perimeter. The students have been getting quite a bit of paperless practice on this concept this week, since most of the examples I have for them to do are in the form of Powerpoint presentations that they either work out on marker boards, or on scratch paper. TenMarks math is continuing to be used on Fridays to reinforce the skills that we learn throughout the week. It works great in the fact that it's paperless, motivating for the students, and it's FREE!
In language arts, we finished Unit 4 with a story titled Fly, Eagle, Fly! We learn about a farmer that catches an eaglet that fell from its nest and attempts to raise it as a chicken. He later finds out that things will become what they want, whether we want them to or not! The eaglet figures out later on that it is, in fact, an eagle, not a chicken. Comprehension tests, AR tests on the story, and spelling tests were given on Thursday. Look for the Family Times sheet for skills for next week's story titled Suki's Kimono from Unit 5. This new unit is filled with multicultural stories. This unit will lead us into the Kansas State Reading Assessments this spring. Wow, time flies!
The Valentine's Day party is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14 at 2:40 in the afternoon. I do not have parent sign-ups for this party, since most students bring Valentine's cards or treats for everyone anyway.
Have a great weekend. Thanks for all you do!