October is ANTI - BULLYING Awareness Month
Oysterponds is a BULLY FREE ZONE.
Be a buddy, not a bully!
It was my pleasure to meet and share my expectations for the school year with all of you at “Back to School Night.” Please email me with any additional questions you may have. The October reading calendar is stapled into the children’s agenda books. They should write down the book they read and how long they read for. They may split the 60 minutes up any way they like for the week.
Reading: The mini lessons this week focused on identifying different types of questions asked. There are questions that answers are “right there,” while others make you “search and find,” “Author and you,” and “Own my own.” The children made up questions that fit into each using the books they are reading and their National Geographic article. Our first novels are just about completed and next week we will move on to reading mysteries. Also covered was vocabulary in our Wordly Wise books and reading paired passages, fiction and nonfiction on similar topics.
Writing: In addition to conferencing with the children on their Pourquoi writing pieces, the children are also writing about how they were like a scientist in our science unit.
Fourth grade: Problem solving by drawing tape diagrams was our focus. The children also added and subtracted multi digit numbers. They solved multistep word problems.
Third Grade: They are continuing to work on multiplication with arrays and are problem solving by making tape diagrams.
Social Studies: New York State has many unique regions. The children are researching one of the regions and locating information about the region’s geography, natural resources, industry, local attractions, and agriculture. A graphic organizer was given to the children to assist them in what information they need to find. The information will then be written into a brochure format. Locating facts and organizing them is an important skill that they will do more of this year.
Science: Each day the children have been working on different science stations, measuring, finding the mass, finding volume, and designing an experiment. Together we followed the steps in a lab to see which paper towel brand was the most absorbent.
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Enjoy the long weekend.