From Ms. Clock, November 2023
Hello families! We are so glad that so many of you were able to join us in our classroom for our Morning Meeting last month to play HOT SEAT. We really enjoyed having you here! In other news, we recently had a Donors Choose project fully funded, and now every student in our classroom has their own wobble stool. The stools allow students to move a little rather than just staying still in a chair, and because they “wobble”, the students need to engage their core muscles much more often. A strong core stabilizes the head, neck, and shoulders, which all lead to better posture and muscle strength for reading and writing tasks. We are so grateful to the Donors Choose community for these additions to our classroom! The students love them - 5 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
What We're Learning
Students in B-412 have been reading The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams. We’ve taken this read aloud favorite and are using it as a tool to work on strengthening our vocabulary, improve our shared reading skills, become more familiar with things like quotation marks and italics, and learning about similes (making a comparison between two things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’). In math, we’ve been working on strengthening our math facts, understanding place value, and using choral counting to help us with our skip counting, particularly for counting back. That’s not as easy as it looks, but we are practicing daily and getting better each time.
English Language Art:
- Shared Reading and Writing
- Fundations (Phonics)
- Journal & Reading Responses
- Similes & Metaphors
- Using Quotation Marks
- Daily Crossword Puzzles, Word Scrambles, & Word Searches
- Choral Counting & Counting Collections
- Skip Counting (Forward & Backward)
- Rounding & Estimating
- Place Value/Value Of A Digit
- 2 & 3 digit addition and subtraction
- Math Mysteries
- Learning About India
Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, 11/2 on Zoom
Looking forward to meeting with you all to discuss your student’s progress!
Arrival & Dismissal
School Doors Open: 7:40 AM
Class Begins: 8:10 AM
Dismissal: 2:25 PM - SIDEWALK
Outside on 42nd St./Main Entrance
Upcoming Field Trip! Friday, December 1st. American Museum of Natural History Grade 5 - More Details To Come!
Things We Can Use
Some families have asked if there is anything our classroom needs. If you would like to send in anything, we could definitely use:
Water Bottle & Snack: Students may bring a refillable water bottle and a small healthy snack each day. Snack will be around 10:00 AM, & we have a 12:35 PM lunch this year.