Newsletter 17 – 1/11/14

Welcome Back!


In readers, we are deepening our study of Sharon Creech. We selected new book club books this week. We will be reading Walk Two Moons, Love That Dog/Hate That Cat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, and Chasing Redbird. We will be zooming in on Bloom’s Taxonomy as a lens for deep, deep questioning. 


We just had one day of Writers Workshop this week and learned about Haiku and Cinquain poetry. We discussed parts of speech and syllables. 


Mr. Jim’s math group went over a post assessment of probability, data use, and graphing. We’re going to start our unit on geometry next week, looking at angles and geometric shapes. In Ms. Kalei’s & Ms. Pam’s groups we did a number corner checkup for January to see our progress so far. Students worked on division, multiplication, decimals, rounding, and estimation. 


We had a session of invitations this week, working on a set of focused topics. We will be closing up this unit next week and moving onto a study of civics and government. 

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