I hope y’all are enjoying school so far this year. This past week really came together and it feels like we are now in full swing/school mode! It was fun to watch all of the kids present their brown bag “treasures”. The other kids took turns taking pictures of the presenter. I printed the pictures for the kids, then realized my head was cut off in a lot of them… oh well! I hope it was a memorable experience for your child.
In writing, the Sentence of the Week was introduced. This new strategy will take some getting used to for all of us, but the kids are doing great and really putting forth a lot of effort into their studies. Last week we had a great lesson and practiced studying parts of a sentence, specifically subjects and complete predicates. This week your child will be studying the rules of capitalization by watching a fun video, listening to direct instruction, playing learning games, and lots of practice. Each Thursday they will have a quiz on the writing focus that we studied all week, so be on the look out for those to come home. In writing, we are also making journal entries and by exploring all of the different types and topics of writing that can be used. Also this week, we will dive into the writing process… by starting with the pre-writing stage.
In projects, everyone enjoyed the Mormon guest speaker as we begin studying Nevada Settlers. There is another guest speaker this coming week, but it’s a surprise! Students are studying the state symbols and vocabulary related to “Who would move to Nevada.” Your child will be assigned a new table group ( for projects only) and begin researching their designated settler group. We plan to take several weeks to cover this project effectively.
I would also like to ask that you write your child’s name on all personal items such as sweatshirts, lunch boxes, and water bottles. This makes them easier to return if they are misplaced. If an item is found without a name, it is placed on the lost and found table. Any item left on this table for an extended period of time will eventually be donated to a thrift store.
Please keep in touch with me and let me know how if there is anything I can do to help you or your child!