This class continues to impress me everyday. They are SOARing through the hallways by being quiet and in a straight line. When we have 100 kids trying to get to somewhere and another 100 passing by to try and get somewhere else, it can be tricky, but our class does it! They also have been SOARing in the classroom. These students impress me with their hard work, their effort, and their kindness towards each other.
We had our first Unit 1 math test today. I wish you could have been a fly on the wall to watch their determination. It was absolutely quiet in the room and each one was counting on their fingers or drawing pictures to solve the problems. Their minds were at work!
We will have our 2nd math facts quiz tomorrow. Some students are on 5s and some on 2s. Please remember to have them practice every night for 5-10 minutes.
Reading and Writing
We have finished both of our first reading and writing units. Next week we are going to take a break and do some writing responses. We will read a passage and then write a complete response to a question. We call this a RACE Response.
R = restate the question
A = answer the question
C – cite 2 pieces of evidence from the text
E = explain and end
We will begin our first social studies unit on Michigan Geography. During our current social studies block we have been working on having a growth mindset and reading informational texts through a Scholastic Newsletter.
A sign-up sheet with be coming to you soon for the Halloween party. Only parents that are volunteering may attend the celebration due to parking and safety. All parents that volunteer must complete a background check prior to attending the festivities. If you are unable to volunteer, you can also donate items.
We take several breaks throughout the day. Two other breaks we take, other than recess, is a morning snack break and yoga relaxation in the afternoon. We are trying to get outside as much as possible in the morning. Below is a quick video clip of students working off their energy. There are two games of tag going on. One game is Lava Tag and the other is regular tag. I love watching them laugh, play together, and be active.
Holiday Coloring Contest
Yesterday a Hudsonville Holiday Coloring Contest page was sent home. Students can decorate however they want. Someone from City Hall will be here on Tuesday, October 29 to pick them up. All submitted artwork will be visible throughout town, and the winners from each grade will be displayed at City Hall, receive a special prize bag, and get to ride on the Holiday Trolley in the Parade!
Conferences are in late November this year. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me!