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October 2, 2015

posted Oct 2, 2015, 1:51 PM by Sarah Winn
Yay! Our first blog post of the year! We'll be co-writing this blog as a class all year to keep you informed. We've been having a daily class meeting each morning. In math, we have been working in a whole group, small group and individually to add and subtract using different strategies (bar models, place value, number line, break apart strategy, etc.) Today, we took our first chapter test on the computer. It was a test of not only our math skills, but our understanding of the online system. After recess, we do a read aloud every day. We have been reading Wonder. We think that the read aloud is important to help us grow and develop our own reading abilities. We started reading our first novel, James and the Giant Peach. We've been really diving into the rich vocabulary in the book! Also in language arts, we are working on developing personal narratives and talking about what to do when you get stuck as a writer. We've also been preparing to start Genius Hour. Some of our projects have been approved and others are in "development". Starting next week we will be participating in the Global Read Aloud. We will be reading the book Fish in a Tree. We are really excited to connect with other classes from all over the world reading the same book along with us!

Conferences last through next week. Dismal is at 1:35.