This week, I am back to writing the newsletter to you. The students are writing their blogs on three wishes they have for Christmas that money can not buy. Feel free to post a comment on their blogs for them! They would greatly appreciate it!
In math this week, we have started multiplication concepts. We've made arrays, multiplication story problems on our own, and practiced on TenMarks with these concepts. We also have continued our daily practice on XtraMath on their math facts.
In Reading, we learned how volcanoes are formed by reading an expository nonfiction titled Volcanoes: Nature's Incredible Fireworks. A test was given online in class over this story. We also studied the same topic in Science class, along with other slow and fast changes to Earth's surface. A test will be given on Monday over the key ideas on this concept. They will be allowed to use their outlines that they filled out to help them out on this, so no study guide will be sent home over the weekend.
Next Monday is the last day to take AR tests for the second quarter, so hopefully the last of my students to meet their goal will be reading over the weekend to meet them! If they meet their AR goal, then they get to watch a movie in the room as a reward. Tuesday is the party in our room. It will start as soon as the sing-along is over in the cafeteria. We are looking at around 2:00 for a start time. Please refer back to last week's Memos to see what you are signed up to bring for the party!
Thanks for all you do!