Our week started with the students building their reading timelines in their Reader's Notebook. This was a great activity for each student to reflect, share, and laugh about their favorite books of the past. We discussed how books have helped shape us as readers and are a part of our daily life. As we continued to focus on the importance of reading, we had a chance to practice our reading stamina. Students discussed and shared what great readers do while reading. We also shared a wonderful book called, Aunt Chip and the Triple Creek Dam Affair by Patricia Polacco. The characters in this story become so focused on their TV watching that books become a thing of the past. People eventually forget how to read as books are used for everything except reading. Be sure to ask your student how the book ended.
|"So many good books!"|
As the week progressed, each student focused on their Reading Goal for the year. We discussed the many different genres of books that the students will try in 5th-grade. We even had a chance to play a game to practice our knowledge of genres.
Next week, students will be introduced to Their Wordly Wise vocabulary books and we will begin looking at the structure of a well-written paragraph.
* 5th-grade Intramurals Tuesday, 2:45-4:20
* Leadership Club Starts Thursday, 7:20-7:55
* Writing Club Starts, Last Thurs. of the month, 2:45-3:45