This Week at School

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Curriculum Notes:

  • Language: Please continue to work on reading with your children at home to develop confidence. The STARS reading program has begun and many students are diligently changing their books. Please make sure to record the books that are read. If you need a new form, please let me know and I will send one home. These books are an excellent way to get "just right" books. Each child is given a bin of books to choose from. Each bin has a few different reading levels in them, so if you find that your child has chosen a "Papa Bear" book (too hard), don't worry, read the book together. A good idea is to have your child do a "picture walk" through the book before you begin so that your child gets a sense of what the book is about. This is also a good time for you to point out any words that might be difficult. (I see a glacier, can you find the word glacier on the page?)
  • MATH BEFORE BED - Each Monday, students will be bringing a "Math Before Bed" duotang home. It will contain a math question to solve and return by Thursday. There is a parent information sheet in the duotang. This is meant to be a conversation between you and your child about how you both solve math problems. Please take time to read the parent information sheet for instructions.

Have a fabulous week!

What if Everybody did that 2018.MP4

What If Everbody Did That

Our class was working on a book together that we have finally published as a movie. It is based on the book "What if Everybody Did That?" by Ellen Javernick. We put a Saint Mary twist on the rules of the school in our version!