Hi 3M! I hope you all had a wonderful 3-day weekend. Here’s a look at what’s ahead for the next week…
This week in reading, we will be starting to break down the CCSS 3.2. This standard’s “I can” statement reads as follows:
I can recount stories (fables, folktales, myths, and fairytales) from different cultures.
In order for the students to be able to do this, we have started breaking down the characteristics of each genre. Today we started with Fairytales. The entry in our reader’s notebook for the week looks like this:
We will be learning a different genre each day this week and reading several examples of all that we learn!
Here is a visual of our anchor chart we created as a class last week to detail our learning of the CCSS 3.1 standard.
We used the book Each Kindness to create this chart. This book sparked an idea in all of us and has led to a *new* part in our morning routine.
Each morning, we drop a quarter into a bucket of water as we say a kind thing we have done in the last 24 hours. As we drop the quarter in the bucket, we watch the ripples each quarter makes. This shows us that each bit of kindness we do counts! Here’s our bucket from today:
In Math, we are still focusing on ordering, comparing, and expressing numbers. We started this week with rounding to the nearest 10. Tomorrow we will be working on rounding to the nearest 100. We will be doing a review in class on Friday with a test set tentatively for next Monday. More information will come home in your child’s planner regarding this. Here are the vocabulary words we have been focusing on throughout the chapter:
Last week, we had great success with being able to differentiate between a sentence and a fragment! This week, we will be focusing on using commas in a series.
We have also been gathering ideas in our writer’s notebooks, practicing friendly letters, and writing our September goals. We are quickly learning that EVERYONE is a writer…and writing is FUN!
We will be MAP testing next week! Our MAP testing times are as follows:
Monday 9/8 (Reading)– 2:00-3:20
Monday 9/15 (Math)– 2:00-3:20
Reader’s Choice Question
Since it’s the beginning of a new month…what is ONE goal you have for yourself as a reader in September? Don’t just tell me your goal…give me an action step! How are you going to make sure you achieve this goal. I’ll give you an example (my real goal), so you know what I’m looking for.
example: One of my goals is to read two “teacher” books this month. I will make sure I achieve this goal by making sure to read at least 20 minutes each night before I go to bed.
I can’t wait to see your responses! I will be holding you to your goals 🙂
Have a great week!