Extraordinary Eagle: Oliva!


 In writing, students continued to find small moments in their lives to write about. Students practiced narrowing down their stories to very small moments in time and then stretching out those small moments using specific details. Students also practiced creating leads that hook readers. They tried out four different types of leads for their narrative writing: dialogue, sound effect, question, and action. Ask your student which type of lead they are going to use on their published personal narrative!  


 In reading, students assessed each other’s summaries and assessed their own reading grit. Students used feedback from the class to improve their written summaries. Students also learned strategies for tackling hard words. Students learned how to chunk words, use context clues to help solve a word’s meaning, and try out different words sounds to decode a word. Ask your student to demonstrate one strategy for tackling hard words!


In math, students reviewed Module 1 and completed their Module 1 assessment. Look out for the cover sheet in your students’ take home folder next week. Students also began Module 2 on measurement. Students are beginning this unit by reviewing telling time on an analog clock and creating number lines representing time. Ask your students to show you how they tell time on an analog clock! 


In science, we finished up learning about the salmon’s life cycle. Students were then challenged to pair real life salmon photos next to the different parts of the life cycle. Next week students will be learning about the dangers to salmon and students will pretend to be salmon in their very own salmon run.


Have a wonderful weekend!



Karissa Bachman