Jan. 29- Feb. 2, 2018
Greetings!Hello Families of 4W,
What a great week at EKES! The only disruption was a 2 hour delay on Tuesday and the rest of the week we got right to work. This allowed us to get into a rhythm and really get a lot of learning accomplished.
This class worked VERY HARD this week to limit distractions and off-task behavior. They were, in fact, focused, learning machines! I have no doubts that they will continue to work hard to stay on task and value their learning process!
Today progress reports come home. I sat down with each child today and talked through their report. If you or your child has questions, please contact me and I’d be happy to help!
Make your moments count,
I am a goal-getter!.
MathBy the end of this week, students should have had an introduction to long division. They will continue to practice multiplication as they check their work. We are preparing for Fraction February that will start next week!
ScienceThe Mystery Island projects turned out great and you can take a look for yourself on our class website for a sampling of what they did. This week we will work on a group project exploring landform theories and facts.
WordsWords will continue as normal this week!
TEAMPlease ask your child what they are doing in TEAM this week. Students across 3-5 are working in small groups on reading, writing, and math related goals.
ReadingDuring each reader’s workshop, your budding readers and fiding cozy places to read and escape into the world of a book. At the end of each block, they log their progress and write a short response about what they are reading. They are beginning to think very critically about what they are reading.
WritingThe last part of Writer’s workshop is a time called “Greenbelt” writing. During this time, writers are free to do their own inspired writing in any genre that they choose. Some children are chapters into their own novels, creating numerous poems, or producing e-books on topics that they are experts in. A lot of joy goes into their writing!