Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015 Newsletter

News from Mrs. Conrad’s
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We had some terrific fun this week with our learning! Students have been working in small groups to discuss articles and concepts of study. This is really important to the best and most efficient ways to learn, along with the higher engagement, critical thinking, and creativity it sparks. It is more fun to learn with others than to learn everything in a solitary fashion.  

Calendar of Events:
10/6 - Gr. 4/5 Soccer Game WES @ CPS
10/9 - Workshop Day
10/12 - Holiday - No School
10/13 - School Photo Day
10/13 - Gr. 4/5 Soccer Game CPS @ WES
10/16 - Grandparents Day
10/20 - Gr. 4/5 Soccer Game WES @ CPS
10/21 - Gr. 5 Field Trip to Old Fort Western
10/27 - Mahoosuc Performance "Tinpanic Steel Band"
11/3 - Workshop Day

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Next week’s “Healthy Snack Host”: Riley

Academic Happenings:
We have been working really hard on Literacy skills-comma usage, sentence types, mechanics, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, dialogue, and paragraphing. We still have a long way to go, but progress is happening!

Students are working on informational reports about “Sharks” for their KidBlogs. They have researched and are on the drafting stages of their reports.

In Social Studies, we are working on geography and mapping to go with our Native American studies of the Four Corners region. Students are finding out about statehood, state tree, state bird, natural resources, native peoples, etc.  A science connection for this is; learning about the state’s climate and landforms.

In Math, we are rocking the skills of  PEMDAS, “Order of Operations.” I am so happy with the excitement the kids have when we are learning new things. They stay engaged and are willing to work hard. (Something to work on for my students would be math facts: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.)
Yes, I will say it, my students are RAD!
Super proud and happy with my class! Everyday is a great day  spent together!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Conrad

1 comment:

  1. Great to see so many collaborative, student centered work spaces!