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  • December 2017

    It was so nice to be welcomed back to SES with such enthusiasm!


    Writing:

    In writing, the kids have been working on continuing their realistic fiction stories. I was amazed with their story ideas and well developed problems/conflicts and well thought out characters. This past week they worked on noticing parts of their writing that could use more details to help the reader visualize the setting or what was happening. We worked on using sensory details and showing instead of telling. This is something we will continue to work on as it is still difficult for most students.


    Reading:

    The 4th graders are in the beginning stages of their nonfiction reading unit, which is centered around the topic of weather and natural disasters. They have been learning how nonfiction readers stop and notice the way the text is structured (problem,/solution, cause/effect, chronological, compare/contrast). Once they recognize the structure they can take notes that mirror how it is organized. This is a fantastic strategy to help figure out what is most important in a text. They also investigated ways that nonfiction texts are challenging. Once readers stop and notice that something is confusing, they can take action and do the mindwork necessary for figuring it out.

             

    Math:

    In math we just completed unit 4, which was focused on 2-digit times 2-digit multiplication. This week we will be doing some activities to review and solidify the strategies that have been learned before the assessment,


    Science/Social Studies

    The students completed their reflections for the NH unit (Where We Are in Place and Time).  This week we are going to be building up some prior knowledge for our Sharing the Planet unit, which is focused around how the information scientists gather about the Earth’s past and present impact how we use natural resources and respond to natural disasters.


    Posted Dec 10, 2017, 12:33 PM by Brittany Clark
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Classroom Schedule

Daily Schedule

8:45-9:50 Math Workshop
9:50-10:30 Specials
10:30-10:45 Snack
10:45-11:45 Writer's Workshop
11:45-12:00 Vocabulary/Word Work
12:05-12:55 Lunch and Recess
1:05-2:30 Reader's Workshop
2:30-3:15 Science/Social Studies 
3:15-3:25 Closing Reflections/Dismissal

Specials Schedule:
Monday- World Language
Tuesday- Phys. Ed
Wednesday- Library
Thursday- Art
Friday- Music