Well, we aren't full of winter blues, though I'm sure most of us in Room 332 would love to be out playing in the snow instead of stuck inside for indoor recess!
Winter Break went by really quickly, but I'm happy to see everyone's smiling faces again this week. We've mostly been working on getting back into a consistent routine.
In reading, we are rebuilding our stamina for each of our Daily 5 stations: read to self, work on writing, listen to reading, and read to someone.
In writing, we are learning about writing stations (independent writing and partner share) and building our stamina for those.
And in math, we are using number lines to add and subtract while rebuilding our stamina for our Daily 4 stations: math by myself, math games, and ST Math.
It's been a week of practicing!
In addition, we have been reviewing our expectations for our behavior inside and outside the classroom. The places we have the hardest time with following expectations is in the cafeteria and the restrooms. If you could discuss behavior in these locations with your child, that would be very helpful!
In the cafeteria, students' main job is to eat their lunch. They should be sitting flat on their seats with their legs under their tables, only getting up for a drink or the bathroom after asking a supervisor. Students can talk with others at their tables and should clean their messes when they are done eating.
While using the restroom, students should flush when they are done using the toilet, wash their hands, and return straight to class.
Next week, we will continue building our stamina and start taking our winter reading tests, as well as the STAR tesst on the computer. I will be sending home reading logs again starting next week, too.
I can't wait to see what the new year will bring us! It should be exciting.
Monday, January 16th, there will be NO SCHOOL! It's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Friday, January 20th is Inauguration Day.
The week of January 17th-January 20th, we will have a classroom spelling bee! The top two spellers in our class will be recognized at the Citizen of the Month assembly on January 25th.