We hope everyone is rested up and ready to work! Mrs. Brooks moved across the county to a new house during the break and needs another break to recover.
March 2nd- Read Across America Day, the school will have a variety of activities throughout the day. Little Eagle chorus will also begin at 2:30 after school.
March 3rd- School Talent Show 6:30 pm. There might be a teacher surprise!
March 17th- Last day to turn in Eagle Eyes for the Eagle Eye party.
March 23rd– Report cards go home.
March 24th- Eagle Awards
Reading: We finished Because of Winn-Dixie and watched the movie before the break. As we watched the movie the children were commenting about the differences between the movie and the book and were excited to see how the characters were portrayed. We will be continuing with our book club books, our vocabulary will be coming from the books and will be different for each group. Since we had the break we didn’t give the vocabulary words on Friday, they will receive them on Monday. The words are on spelling city. We are scheduled for a “book tasting” on Thursday, Read Across America Day, in the learning commons. The children will rotate around tables and “taste” books of different genres to broaden their horizons.
We will be focusing on standards RL9 and RI9, comparing and contrasting two texts. Some of the students will work in small group with the teacher for remediation on standard RL3, character studies. There are questions for each book on Edmodo, students may either type their answers on Edmodo or may handwrite their answers and turn in.
Most of the children have a Eagle Eye due on Monday, they were verbally told several times before the break if they had one due, I honestly can’t remember if we wrote a list on the board so they also had a written reminder.
Writing: Whew, it came down to the wire but we finished our animal papers! This week the children will select one of the historical figures we study in Social Studies to do further research. Hopefully several will be inspired to dress up as their character for a “wax museum” during the Garden Gala. We are scheduled to use the computer lab on Friday for our research and will also check out books from the learning commons and use classroom books.
Grammar: Our mentor book this week is Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco. She is one of our favorite children’s authors. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a good video reading of the book to post to Edmodo.
Small group Reading and Writing: This week in reading we are going to focus on words with glued sounds ung, unk, ong, ink. Our words this week are lung, sung, junk, flunk, shrunk, song, long, pink, blink, glass. During writing we are going to work on writing using the RACE strategy where we restate the question before we start writing. I am looking forward to a great week. Love, Ms. Dorsett
Specials for the Week:
Wednesday: PE, wear tennis shoes
Thursday: Health, wear tennis shoes