In Math we continued to learn about place value and how we can use it to find value, round, and order numbers. This Wednesday we will have our first math test on this chapter.
In Language Arts we read the first three Chapters of Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. Students seem to be enjoying the book, and have already done some close reading of certain parts of the book, done some character traits with bubble maps, and started a story map (or plot map). Most students have finished their first piece of writing. It was unassisted to see what students are capable of. I will look these over and dertimine were to start in order to strengthen their writing. This week I will begin testing students' reading and comprehension. Previously, students were tested using the DIBLES test, this year they will be taking the TRC, which is very similar to DIBLES.
We were able to have our first lessons in Science and Social Studies. In science we observed Mock rocks, and will continue our observations this week in our first visit to the Science Lab. In Social Studies we are beginning with the basics of map reading and geological formations. Along with Science Lab, we will also be visiting the Library and Computer Labs this week. Tuesday will be our first Grade Level P.E.
This Tuesday will be our Back to School Night. I want to encourage you to come and get to know my expectations and what your child will be studying this year. I will also have available the sign up sheet for November conferences. I hope to see you there at some time between 6:00 and 7:30.