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This Week

September 24th, 2018

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Here is a table of our current curriculum expectations:


Subject

During the week of 9/24-9/28

Math

Complete Topic 2 and start assessment on Tuesday. Begin Topic 3: Apply properties of  Multiplication for factors-3, 4, 6, 7, & 8. Expected lessons 1-3.

Reading

Reader’s Workshop-Building a Life of Reading. Expected lessons: Higher Level predictions, Storytelling.

Writing

Writers Workshop-How to write a Story. Expected lessons: working on endings

Social Studies/Science

Organization and the Government. Expected lessons: Exploring the Pledge of Allegiance, continued, begin reading “How the US Government Works,” by Syl Sobel.

Homework

Reading at home in your “Just Right Reading Spot,” and filling out your “Reading Logs.”


Since the beginning of the school year, I have been running several assessments on students. We will be running the last of these this week. They are called the Northwest Evaluation Association tests, or NWEAs. This class took these tests at the end of last year, so they have some experience with them. These tests are on the computer, and often start students off with higher level questions, then adjust to the student individually with each correct or incorrect answer. The NWEAs are given two to three times a year.

There is no single test that defines any student’s ability or proficiencies. In giving several different types of assessment, we can more broadly visualize their proficiency potentials. These tests are given once a day for three days, testing reading, math, and language usage. Due to testing, I will not be starting any new homework this week. My expectation is to send home the first “Time For Kids,” assignment next week, and spelling the following week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Lastly, if you need to continue receiving these newsletters as paper, instead of as an email blast, please let me know. I expect to switch over to email blasts only soon.


Thank you and have a wonderful week.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Perelli



Homework

First Homework Expectation: Reading at home, at least 5 days a week- 30 minutes at a time. Students are expected to fill out their reading log and return it to school when both sides are full, for a blank sheet.

Finding Just Right Books


1. Choose a book based on interest- read the back.
2. Do the "5 finger test" which means you read a random page in the book, (preferably a whole page) and count how many times you either come across a word you don't know, or can't pronounce. If you have only 2 or 3 fingers up, great. If you have 4 or more- too hard. If you have 2 or less, too easy.
3. Listen to the way the book sounds either out loud or in your head- are you stumbling, stuttering, stopping and starting, or are you reading smoothly, hear the characters voices, understanding what is going on.
4. Check the range or level. It should be in your range. If it is in your range, #2 and #3 will probably back it up.
5. Read the first chapter to see if you still like it, and are still reading it well.

Check out books your are unsure of, either through me or through these websites:

Scholastic Book Wizard (http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/)
 Lexile Framework for Reading (https://lexile.com/)
 Accelerated Reader (http://www.arbookfind.com/)

You  may need to cut and paste the web addresses into your search window. 

Important Reminder




Scholastic Book Clubs

Click here for Scholastic Books

Books can be ordered at any time through the web-site. I will be sending another flyer home some time in November. 

Our Class code is GVL2R

And for a great resource try:


Thank you!

Webster Elementary School Calendar

Classroom Schedule

Daily Schedule
8:45- Arrival
9:00-9:45- Math Block  part 1
9:50-10:30- Special (Mon-Lib, Tue-Lang, Wed-Gym, Thur-Music, Fri-Art)
10:30-10:45-Snack
10:45-12:00- Math Block part 2
11:55-12:55 Recess and Lunch
1:00-2:00- Reader's Workshop
2:00-3:00-Writer's Workshop
3:00-3:20- Read Aloud
3:25- Dismissal
Alternative schedule on Fridays where Science/Social Studies will be incorporated in a 90-minute block.

Important Reminders:
    A snack & drink every day and/or money for milk or juice.
    Bring your lunch, or money for lunch every day.
    Bring your homework folder every day.
    Wear sneakers for Gym class every Wednesday.
    Bring Library books to school every Monday.