Here we are at the end of April already! My how time flies! The kiddos started the count down until the last day of school earlier this week! (I tried to ignore them!)
This week we worked on text to text connections by comparing the literary elements in two stories. Ask your child about the stories The Little Red Hen and Cook-a-doodle-doo. We had fun comparing them. We also made text to world connections by reading the story Wump World. This story is about “aliens” coming to the Wump’s World and polluting it. Ask your child what connection he/she wrote for that story.
We finished our expository stories today. We were busy revising and editing the stories this week. Next week we will have a chance to publish these stories and one other story we have done this year. It has been an absolute joy sharing your children’s stories this year! We’ve had so much fun during writing workshop!
Our sort in word work this week involved digraphs (sh,ch, th, and wh) and short vowel sounds. I was totally impressed with how well the children sorted and read these words!
We completed our unit 9 math test this week. We also missed math a couple days this week due to a change in our schedules. Northside hosted teacher interviews this year. As part of their process, they teach a lesson in a real classroom. We had two of those lessons this week. One of the gals was nice enough to send a frog pencil topper home with each child. Her purpose for those was to have the children use them as helpers while they are reading!
Next week we will begin our final math unit. This is a review unit. I just can’t believe we are getting so close to the end of the year!
Please look for a permission slip for the Indian Echo Caverns trip next Monday. The form and $2 cash need to be returned to school by next Friday.
Monday is day 5. Please remember the library books! Have a wonderful weekend!