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Room 216 News and Notes ~ 9/9/16

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Here are a few updates from room 216 for this week!

Reading
-We began reading Charlotte's Web as a class, each student is following along in their own copy of the book and identifying different aspects of the story.
-We started modeling literature circle jobs such as finding vocabulary, identifying characters, and noting important passages.

Writing:
-We wrote our writing goals for this year.
-Spelling words will begin next week! Look for their spelling sheet next Monday!

Science:
-We have continued to talk about the sun and how it plays a role in shadows.
-We have done a variety of shadow activities including creating shadows on the globe & and taking part in shadow activities on the playground.

Math:
-We have finished up our short unit on time! 4th graders final lesson focused on elapsed time, 3rd graders final lesson focused on telling time to the exact minute.
-We began our next unit on money. We did a short pre-assessment today on identifying coins, adding money, and receiving change.
-We wrote our math goals this week.

Read Aloud:
-We finished reading Because of Winn-Dixe.
-Today we started reading The Tale of Despereaux
-We have been working on listening and creating mind movies as we listen to our read aloud.


Thank you to those of you who stopped by last night for Parent Information Night! We will be sending out a sign up for goal setting conferences next week!
Have a great weekend!
Hannah and Rebecca