February 4th

Welcome back 215 Families!  I hope you were able to stay warm and occupied over the long, cold days.  It is the start of second semester which is exciting.  We are doing lots of great learning in Room 215 and making lots of growth.

*I will be attending the CPS Summit on Tuesday (it was canceled last week).  Ms. Newsom will be covering the class.

What is happening this week…

Reading Workshop:  We have returned to fiction reading, focusing on character.  We are learning how to make inferences and thinking about what clues from the text plus our own personal experiences, help us figure out what the author is trying to say.

Writing Workshop:  All kids should have finished their Expert Informational books.  We will be sharing with classmates today.  Later this week we will move on to our next genre- opinion writing!  New word work words will be going home Monday.

Math: We have begun Unit 6!   Kids will be interpreting data and number stories.  They will learn different visual ways to represent subtraction and addition.

Science:  We need to uncover our plaster molds of fossils and learn more about Earth’s crust.  We also need to check on the progress of our herbs!

Social Studies:  We will learn about Chinese New Year on Monday and Tuesday. We will also start our Black History Unit.

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