The Jog-a-thon was so much fun!! Thanks to all who worked to make it a huge success.
We just finished our 3rd week of Reader’s Workshop, and things are going very smoothly. I am meeting with 3 small groups each day, working on book reading/ phonemic awareness and phonics skills, while the rest rotate through: RAZ Kids (http://www.qaelibrary.org/raz-kids.html), handwriting, partner reading, and arts/craft.
Kindergarteners will be taking their Unit 1/2 assessment early this week. I will send them home by Friday. Our next unit is “Ordering by Size/Length, or Weight.
First graders are in the midst of Unit 3 “Addition of Numbers 1-10.” Our new math program places a high priority on understanding/using math concepts and vocabulary. All of the students struggled with a component of our last lesson that asked them to complete sentences like this:
9 is 6 less than_____
______ is 5 more than 8.
We are going to take a few extra days next week to explore and practice with this concept before moving on. Mastering this skill will ensure children are successful with the next unit, “Solving Word Problems.”
- 1st graders will finish MAP testing on Wednesday and Thursday morning.
- Please return Poetry Books every Monday morning so they can be added to our book boxes for the week.
- There are a lot of QAE evening events this week. Please see the QAE website to RSVP or for more info/details. http://www.queenanneelementary.com/
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30- Family Game Night
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8pm- Dwankhosi Partnership Event
Friday, October 24, 6:00pm- QAE Oktoberfest Celebration
Wednesday, October 29, 1:40- 2 hour Early Dismissal
Wednesday, October 29th, 7pm- PTA Meeting
Friday, October 31st, 1:15- QAE Halloween Parade and Celebration (in class afterward)
Tuesday, November 11th- Veteran’s Day, No School.