The first week of the school year is now in the past. I hope everyone of you has a wonderful Labor Day Weekend: the unofficial end of summer!
In literacy I had the students write goals for the year. They were collected and will be given back at the end of the year. We also reviewed referencing the text and did some independent reading.
In math, the focus was on expanded form (123,628 = 100,000+20,000+3,000+600+20+8). I have to say that the students mastered it so fast that I had to change my lesson plan. Each pair of students were given seven, ten-sided dice to roll numbers in the millions and write them in expanded form.
The class also took their first end-of-week warm-up quiz. Though I have not yet graded them, it looks VERY promising. So.....it looks like I am definitely going to have to ramp up the rigor. This is a problem that I like having!
We didn't get to do the final science experiment (do Gummy Bears expand faster in hot water vs. cold water) due to having students set up accounts on Book Adventure. So, I gave out Gummy Bears (the real kind) instead.
My first weekly parent letter was sent out today. If your child is in my class and you have not received it, please let me know as soon as possible. All parent emails (addressed to all parents, not individual ones) are kept in my Communication Archive page.
That is all for this rainy Friday. Stay dry and have a great Labor Day Weekend!