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3rd Grade Math
Our small groups in LRC are going well at this start of the year! We are settling in to our group routines and learning a lot! I sent out a parent survey a while back, if you haven't had a chance to fill it out if you could do that, that would be great! Please feel free to reach out to me via email or phone if you have any questions.
Welcome Back from Break! The students are back to work in their groups and are in good spirits! All writing groups are working on completing the writing process, including research! We've had some wonderful writing about creepy dolls and the Museum of Flight. 4th and 5th grade are now writing about dinosaurs and leopards. We also continue to practice our typing skills and any time students can practice at home with typing will help! Our next STAR 360 assessment window is March 15-30, 2019. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to talk about your child's progress, please call me anytime or send me an email.
Conferences are coming up next week - December 5th & 6th. I hope everyone has had a chance to sign up and I am happy to come to conferences to share what your child is doing in LRC. Also, remember that while report cards are electronic, you will get a paper copy of your child's progress as related to their IEP goals. If you have any questions, please let me know and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have!
It is mid-October and the students are working very hard in their groups! Fifth and fourth grade math groups have been working on math logic and problem solving. Fifth grade writers are working on completing all the steps in the writing process and they are very proud of their work! Fourth grade writers are working on transferring their draft into a typed document. Our Kindergarten/1st grade behavior group is learning the skill of trying your best.
All of our groups are in full swing and the students have settled into the routine in Room 300 very nicely! This past week, the students in reading and math, finished taking their STAR 360 assessment. STAR 360 is one of the tools we use in LRC to measure student progress. These are brief assessments, typically taking less than a half hour, and we will do these four times this year with next one being in November, and then March and May. We will use these assessments when we review goals throughout the year.
Have a terrific week!
Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
LRC 1 classes have started this week and we are all getting to know each other! The students have been sharing what they did over the summer and we have worked on group classroom expectations and setting goals for our work.
I sent out a survey via email on Monday, the 10th. If you could return that when you have a moment, that would be great! I want to make sure I have correct contact information and any details or fun facts you'd like to share about your child!
I am looking forward to a fantastic year!
Welcome Back from Spring Break!
The students all shared what they did over break - sounds like everyone had a great time! We jumped right in to our mixed reading and writing units this week to understand more about Earth Day.
The 2nd and 3rd grade groups read a story and wrote out answers to questions about cleaning up a park. They will continue reading and writing about Earth Day covering a variety of related topics and engaging activities.
The 4th and 5th grade groups are reading and writing about Alternative Energy Sources - Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Hydroelectric Power. They are reading brief descriptions of each, writing sentences using new vocabulary and writing extended responses based on writing prompts from the text.
Progress reports went home last week in your student's backpack. If you did not receive a copy in your student's backpack, please let me know and I will send home another copy. If you recently had an IEP meeting, that was in lieu of progress reports because it is the same information. Likewise, if we are scheduled for an IEP meeting this week or next, that will also take the place of progress reports.
4th Grade Writers are working on compiling written work on a variety of topics for their 4th Grade Favorites folder. 3rd Grade Writers are continuing their writing with opinion writing. We recently read about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and what is being done to clean it up. They were all intrigued by the Patch and wrote about their thoughts on to topic. 5th Grade has been working on tracking their progress in math, reading, and writing, making the connection of their progress to their goals.
If you have any questions about LRC happenings or your student's progress, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my school at 425-837-6261.
5th Grade math students have been working hard on their individual goals. As a group, we are working on applying the skills learned to real life situations in the form of story problems. At this point our problems are all multi step, use two or more mathematics operations, and contain extraneous information. We use a method called "chunking" which is breaking apart the problem with what we know, what we need to know, and the operations to solve each part. It is challenging and the students love it when the answer comes together!
All writing groups are beginning opinion writing. One of our first opinion topics was - which is better, a hamburger or a hot dog? This led to some lively debate and interesting topping choices! Topics will vary as we work through this writing segment with our focus being on developing thoughts, sentence structure, and grammar.
Reading groups are working at levels in Readwell, using RAZ-KIDS, reading leveled books, and word practice.
Reading groups have all been assigned a Raz-Kids account where students can log in and read just right books and answer questions for comprehension. Students can choose the books withing their level and love the content of these books as they can be high interest stories! Just an FYI.... if you go to Raz-Kids you can sign up for a trial account and print some books for home!
Writing groups are working on informational writing. Each student in each grade level has chosen a topic and each week or so, I pick a topic from the box and that is the topic the class will write about. This way, everyone gets a chance to have the class use their topic!
Math groups are going strong and students at each grade level are working on their individual goals as well as grade level content.
Math Groups are working hard on meeting their individual goals in math concepts and or computation. We usually have math assessments on Fridays but we are flexible depending on the student's needs.
Reading Groups are reading from ReadWell curriculum as well as specific comprehension materials.
Writing groups are working on paragraph writing using proper sentence structure and using a graphic organizer to write a paragraph or several paragraphs!