B-412 Information

From Ms. Clock, June 2022

Hello B-412!  We have been as busy as ever in the classroom. We are working on more challenging material in all areas. Students are writing 2-3 sentence responses to journal prompts, reading short passages with greater fluency, comparing sets of numbers (that need to be counted by 1โ€™s, 5โ€™s and 10โ€™s, and working on open-ended math questions where there is more than one answer. These brains of ours are absolutely incredible! ๐ŸŒŸ Way to go, B-412! 

Busy bees as usual ๐Ÿ! Our ELA work continues to cover a wide variety of skills. Journal writing is going beautifully, and we are able to write a little bit more than before (and with less help ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป). Weโ€™ve revisited long & short vowels, and are also looking at some vowel teams and spelling patterns in words. Singular and plural nouns have also been a hot topic in our writing. In math, we have been working on 3-Act Math Tasks. Students are shown a short video with some information about a problem, and we discuss what we see. Next, we are given a little bit more information, and finally, we are asked a question. Students are not only coming up with solutions, but are so much better able to EXPLAIN their thinking (and that is such a huge, huge step. I think they are amazing themselves, and itโ€™s awesome to see! Yay, B-412!  ๐ŸŒŸ ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿงฎ 

What We're Learning

English Language Arts (ELA)

  • Heggerty Phonemic Awareness
  • Vowel teams/diphthongs
  • Long & short vowel review
  • Singular and plural 
  • Reading fluency & comprehension
  • Sentence writing - ideas & stamina
  • Morning Meeting journal writing

Math

  • Calendar skills/Daily Number Talks
  • Place value, hundreds, tens and ones
  • Comparing numbers & equations 
  • 3-Act Math Tasks (multi-step problems)
  • Open-ended math questions
  • Introduction to basic fractions

Fun Stuff

  • Friendsday Wednesday with B-411! ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝ We love Wednesdays! We have been engaging more with structured games (board games). Let us know some of your studentโ€™s favorites! 

Important Dates

Field Day @ CLS: 6/10

Celebration of Learning: 6/16

Last Day For Students: 6/27

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NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS:

Tuesday, 6/7, Thursday, 6/9, Monday, 6/20

Reminders

  • LexiaLexia is accessible through the Lexia Core5 App and also on their website. You can login at home! 

  • ST Math: ST Math is accessible on their website. Apps are being phased out for ST Math, so please use the browser for access.

  • Homework: Students have been SO, SO EXCITED to share their homework and receive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to work with them - theyโ€™re loving it!
    *Reminder - homework is not mandatory.

  • What Can We Use:

    • Clorox Wipes

    • Tissues

Contact Information

Call CLS: 1.718.361.3300

Email Ms. Clock: kclock@ps343.org

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