Hello Fabulous Families of Room 4!
We are heading into third trimester! Can you believe it? How time flies…
But we still have so much to do!!!
First, we have started a new Mystery Science unit. We are engaging in interactive lessons that guide us through the 1st and 2nd grade science standards that culminate in hands on projects.
We are still holding several book club meetings with our James and the Giant Peach text. The students love it! At the end of every day I hear, “Can you read a little bit more…”. It is music to my ears! We are working on visualizing, listening for interesting and new vocabulary words to add to our reading notebooks, and answering comprehension questions.
We will be starting a short unit on Pablo Picasso that will culminate in making Spring Art based off of the famous ” Flowers” piece.
In addition, we are wrapping up a writing unit on Opinion text. Now, we will be moving on to creating expository or informational text. We will be researching and creating reports on a variety of topics.
Here are the upcoming learning targets for reading next week:
1st grade: Sequence of events, using context, synonyms, biographies
2nd grade: Text and graphic features, points of view, questions
Self Managers and Behavior Management
As we enter the end of the school year, we are raising the expectations for students behavior and work habits. Students will now be applying to be self managers. They will have to meet the self manager criteria in every area of the school before getting their badge: cafeteria, specials, homeroom, and they will be expected to get one more signature from a reading, math or supervision teacher.
In addition, we will be tracking our Clip up/Clip Down system by coloring in what behavior color we end on at the end of each day. These behavior sheets will be sent home at the end of the week for parents to view.
I am excited about the fun and challenging learning taking place in our classroom. Thank you for your continued help and participation!