Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wordly Wise and Dance Mat Tyoing

Idiom of the week - I'm all ears.

Word of the week - punctual

class read aloud - Animal House and Iz by Betty Hicks

Mrs. Conley is reading - Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Home

Our language arts classes have started Wordly Wise.  The workbooks have assignments in them Monday through Thursday nights.  Each unit has sections A through E .  A rich vocabulary is essential to successful reading comprehension.  Please take a look at this week's 15 new words.

We have begun Dance Mat typing.  The students will be memorizing the rows of the keyboard and practicing with Dance Mat typing.  Extra practice from home is always a good idea. Our link is found off of the helpful links.

Reading classes will be discussing inferencing and working with character traits with our class novels and independent reading books.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 2016

Reminder: Open House is Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30

Idiom of the week - It's raining cats and dogs.

Vocabulary Word of the Week - colossal

Class Read aloud - Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Stephen Manes

I am looking forward to getting to know the new Tetons and Acadians.  In language arts this week, the students will write about their 'Best Part of Me' which is a prompt from the book The Best Part of me by Wendy Ewald.  I'll have fun pictures and short writing pieces on display for open house.  We will also have our first lesson in Daily Oral Language this week.  In reading I'll help them set up their Reader's notebooks, we will begin discussing theme and figurative language, and we will visit the library for our first lessons this Thursday for the Acadians and Friday for the Tetons.  Everyone will have chapter books to read by the weekend. 

The students will quickly become acclimated to their Blue and White Day schedules.