February 23, 2015
Read Across America Homework
In honor of Read Across America week we have are having an AR reading competition. The more students read and pass quizzes, the more it will help your team. The winning team can each pick one item from the next book order! The only other homework this week is spelling. Read a bunch!
We started our Geology Unit. Students are learning about the 3 types of rock this week. Ask them about Google Classroom.
The annual 2nd and 3rd grade trip to Turtle Bay has been scheduled for June 2nd.
Math - Hundreds Place!!!
The students cannot believe how easy this new unit is. We are working with numbers up to 1,000 now. Soon we will be adding and subtracting numbers up to 1,000.
Please let me know if you need to change your conference time.
February 17, 2o15
I had a great time at the Google Apps for Educators Summit this last week. I came home with some new things to try in class and some new ideas for Achieve. My report to parents would be that your students have been using cutting edge, industry leading products already. Mr. VanRoekel and I learned many new ways students can use these tools to better collaborate and teachers can be more efficient. I will keep you updated as we try new things.
Most students have just one page to finish in their scrapbook before History Night. I have been impressed with the level of critical thinking these students have done throughout the unit. Come on to History Night on Thursday night to read about some famous people and watch our video. The students did great on their skits last week. It should be an entertaining movie.
New This Week!