Monday, January 30, 2017

Trout Books

Here's one of our very own students working on her picturing writing story:

Hello Everyone!
We've been very busy here at Mount Leb!  A couple of things to bring to your attention:

  • Report cards were sent home today!
We're working on geometry in math.  We kicked off the unit with tessellations (see one of our pics below).  Have you seen this video on MC Escher?  His work is fascinating!  I think I smell an art project....

In writing, many of the students are working on putting dialogue into their written pieces.  Here's a helpful tool when helping your child properly punctuate dialogue.  Students can access much of their writing at home through Google Drive.  

Daily 5 is moving along at a good clip.  Many of our students are reading books about dogs.  Because of Winn Dixie, How to Steal a Dog, and  A Dog Called Homeless are some of the titles we're working with.  Additionally, we're working on comprehension and being thorough in our work by putting the questions in the answers. 

Our trout have arrived and are being housed in Mr. Wetmore's room.  In class, we are making books using the Picturing Writing method.  Students are currently brainstorming silver dollar words such as crimson (for red), ebony (for black), and skittering.

As always, please feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions or comments.  Thank you for allowing me to teach your children every day.  It is an honor.