I hope you all had a relaxing long weekend. I want to give you a quick update on what is going on in room 9.
Your child took the Winter Benchmark Math Assessment last week and the results were sent home via backpack express today. This is a cumulative assessment of units 1-3. Please take a look at the results and let me know if you have any questions. If there are areas in which your child did not make goal, I will continue to review these in class. We are currently in the middle of unit 4, Addition and Subtraction within 100. I’m sure your child would be proud to show you the different methods they are learning to add and subtract 2 digit numbers. Please continue to encourage basic fact practice!
In reading, the children are thinking deeply about the characters in their books, and identifying (and marking with post-it notes), traits that they notice over and over again. They are learning to distinguish between passing feelings, and character traits.
The children are continuing to write gripping realistic fictional stories that have a problem that is eventually solved. They have been working hard to elaborate their stories through a blend of action, description, dialogue, thoughts, and feelings.
We just started unit 7 which introduces open syllables. A packet went home explaining this unit today. These packets are very helpful, especially if you know your child could use some added spelling practice.
Have a wonderful week!