Newsletter 2 – 8/22/15

Scholastic Orders

Scholastic Orders are placed every few months by Ms. Kalei. You can order books online from scholastic any time and give us “credit” or “points” by entering LVRCJ as the class code. Students brought home book catalogs early in the week. This order will be placed on September 8th. We usually tend to order them on a credit card of one of our teachers, so cash is preferred if possible. Students who are unable to purchase books through Scholastic – be it financial or other – DO have a voice in how we use the points we gain by ordering. Student input is key in how texts are ordered for our class, and so if your child would like to be a part of the decision making when books are ordered, we absolutely invite them.

Bradford Woods

The 5/6 class will be going to Bradford Woods on September 9, 10, and 11th. We will be hosting an informational meeting next Wednesday, August 26th, from 6:15-7:15. If you have had students go to Bradford Woods in the past, you do not need to come to this meeting, but are certainly welcome. Kids are also welcome to attend. We will be meeting in the Voice (Ms. Cindy’s) room.

Family Info Night

Was a huge success! More than half the class was represented in our evening. If you couldn’t make it – here is the FAQ sheet we passed out as well as the Family Survey we ask you to fill out with current contact information.

Stations

This week  we started work on stations. Kids read short stories, logged into google drive on iPads, and solved analogy crossword puzzles.

Readers

In readers workshop this week students came up with reading paths. They set goals for the next three books they’ll be reading in a 3-4.5 week timeline. We will be going to the public library at the end of next week (hopefully) to pick up books we didn’t have available in class.

Writers

In writing, we’ve been working on writing leads. We’ve also been working on evoking emotion and creating a sense of wonder.

Questions to Ask Your Child at Home:

  • What agreements did you come up with as a class? How did you decide on agreements?
  • What were the different personalities you discussed in CPR? Were you an eagle, bear, lion, or deer?
  • How are you taking risks with your learning?

 

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