Our First Week Together
We had a wonderful first week at school. We've built a strong foundation and we are ready to delve into things on Monday. The students are happy and excited about learning and have great ideas to share. The children are working together and helping each other learn every day. I am very lucky to be working with this group of kids!
I have added a few resources onto the left side of this blog. They include some "safe search" websites for when the students are conducting online research as well as some math websites. I suggest that each student practices his or her math facts at home each night. Computational fluency is key to lowering frustration levels and increasing success in math.
Next week we will begin units in each subject. We will be starting a novel during whole group reading time as well as practicing independent reading strategies. In writing we will be reviewing the six traits of strong writing and starting on narratives. In math both grade levels will be working with place value and numeracy. We will work on problem solving skills throughout the year. Finally, in social studies we will begin a research project on the regions of Africa.