I so enjoyed meeting all of you for our parent conferences! Thank you so much for taking the time to be interested and involved in your child's learning process. Parent involvement is absolutely a necessity for student success! I truly valued this time with each of you.
Two Huge "Glows":
In the classroom...
--In Math we have been focusing on working with doubles facts (ie: 2+2=4); reviewing odd & even, discovering place value, and comparing and ordering numbers.
--In Readers' & Writers' Workshop we have taken a short pause from our usual format so that we could do some fun crafts that coordinate with the books we have read. We are talking a lot about various genres of literature, including both realistic and fantasy fiction, as well as non-fiction, or expository texts. Mrs. Jones, our student teacher, conducted a fun lesson on fantasy fiction using the book Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm written by Jerdine Nolen. After reading we brainstormed our own fantasy fiction farms and created them out of construction paper. Hopefully these farms will spark our imaginations so we can turn our brainstorming into incredible stories! (I am uploading a slideshow of these pictures!)