Friday, September 19, 2014

End of the day smiles
Happy Friday!                                                    

     This was a busy week. We started our Wordly Wise vocabulary program and the students are doing a great job of understanding and working independently in their books in class. We continued to creative write with our "Quick Writes" as we focused on the use of sensory imagery vocabulary, making the reader feel like they are in your thoughts. This week, each student chose to share their reading out loud. I was excited to see how comfortable the students are feeling in Language Arts and with each other to take such a risk. 
Enjoying a good book
     As many of you know, your children have been working on a "Reading Timeline" of their reading life. Thank you for your help at home creating a list of some of your child's favorites from their toddler years. It has been so much fun to watch them create these timelines. The chatter around the room about what books have been important to them or impacted them as readers while growing as been wonderful. They are giggling and laughing about books they recall reading with Mom or Dad and sharing these thoughts with each other.
     We finished our week with the MAP testing. I am extremely proud of how hard your children focused. This can be a long and tiring test. The students were focused and determined to give their best effort. "Great job everyone!"

* Intramurals for 5th grade is every Wednesday from 2:30-4:00.
* Homework club for 5th grade is each Tuesday and Thursday 
   from 2:30-3:00.


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