Last week students learned how to complete their reading log. It is our hope students will record each book he/she reads by writing down the title, genre, pages read, and a sentence where he/she left off for the day. This way when we confer with students we will see the types of books they are reading and how much they are reading. We also discussed Reading Workshop Rules. Our class is doing an AMAZING job at reading quietly during IDR time! We are so proud of them! At the end of the week we reviewed some of the fiction genres, including realistic fiction, fantasy, traditional literature, and mystery.
Most students filled the front and back cover of their Writer's Notebook with pictures from home early last week. Thank you so much for taking the time to send pictures in! These pictures will help students think of a topic to write about when they are in need of an idea. Students also listened to several third grade exemplars--stories which he/she can emulate in his/her own writing. Each student also wrote a writing goal for our first unit...something he/she hopes to do in his/her personal narrative writing. Students also created lists of special people and special places in their lives. They can refer to these lists throughout our personal narrative unit when they need an idea to write about.
We continued to practice multiplying by 5s and 2s. We showed students how to use fact triangle cards to practice multiplication facts. Your child should cut out his/her fact triangle cards at home as well. He/she can pull out all triangles with a 5 or 2 on it to practice. Your child will take his/her first fact fluency quiz Tuesday--5s multiplication. If he/she passes the quiz, he/she will take 5s division on Thursday. If the quiz is not passed, he/she will retake the 5s multiplication quiz Thursday. If you have any questions about this, please let us know!