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We have started some serious pumpkin learning! We have seven different pumpkins to help us with our discoveries. First, we are estimating how many seeds are in each pumpkin. Since I will be gone all of next week presenting at the GaETC conference in Atlanta we will continue the pumpkin discovery after I return. When I return we will be cutting open the pumpkins, scooping out the inside and using lots of adjectives to describe how the inside feels, smells, looks etc. We will be cleaning and roasting the seeds and then counting them up to find a winner for the closest estimations. Last, we will be using the yucky stuff inside to bake a yummy pie and incorporating some beginning fractions as we do. Who knew pumpkins could be so educational?
As we get into the holiday season keep checking our class dojo, twitter account, and this website. These are all wonderful tools to help you keep on top of what is going on here in room 118. We are hard at work all the time learning strategies and mastering standards. Here are some pictures of our current Literacy Stations (they change as needed).
Now that Infinite Campus has the kinks worked out of it you should be able to check up on your child's progress. Please keep in mind that 2's are normal for this time of year as we are just beginning to learn some of these standards. If you are seeing lots of 1's there may be a reason for concern. In that case, I am very happy to meet with you and discuss how we can tackle the issue. I am sending home graded papers once a week. Make sure you are reviewing them and helping your child correct any non-test paper that has a 1 and a REDO at the top.
Here's some pictures of our silent reading time. Shhhh....
Students are getting better and better with our stations! I am loving this looping! Here is a peek into what our classroom might look like during our literacy station time. During this time I am pulling individual students to read with or I am working with a group of readers.