• September Game Plan

    Posted by Debbie Shoemate on 9/1/2018

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    Team Shoemate - September Update

    We are officially in the swing of things here in Room 15! It was great to see so many families represented at Back to School Night and to have a chance to meet so many of you. If you were unabale to attend please check out my BTSN info here on my website.

    All routine pull out programs have begun, and we will be starting both Art In Action and Project Cornerstone later this month.

    A big THANK YOU to the following family members for being willing and able to to step up to volunteer -

    Room Parent - Hillary Kanter

    Art In Action - Christine Bradley, Katie Eldridge, Deborah Gallagher, and Christa Sinclair

    Project Cornerstone - Jennifer Seal-Cramer, Majorie Bowles

    Library - Deborah Gallagher, Cathy Culliane Murray

    Here's what's up -

    Langauage Arts - We will be reading the novel, The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo, while working on our first reading unit entitled Interpreting Characters. This unit will focus upon the importance of establishing a reading life, thinking about characters and their motivations deeply, and buildng interpretations. Daily reading and writing in their workshop journals will enable them to think about the characters in a more complex way.

    Math - Module 1 - Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction. Homework typically M-TH with a mid module assessment on 9/20 and the goal of completing the module by the end of the month.

    Spelling - weekly word lists centered around specific phonetic rules. Pretests on Monday and final test and packets due on Fridays.

    Social Studies - California Studies Weekly 1-4 focusing on the geopgraphy of California. Assessments given on Fridays with supporting projects along the way.

    Science - Ms. Ignoffo reports that the first unit of study in the science lab is Sound.

    Friday, September 28th is Crazy Hair Day!

    That's all for now!

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