We did it! A typical five-day week under our belts! I only managed to mess up the schedule once when we went to the land lab for art instead of to the art room. But, to be honest, the walk outside was nice! No regrets!
In language arts, we continued reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The students are enjoying it a lot! Those with younger siblings can relate to how Peter feels about his little brother Fudge. We are all laughing at the antics Fudge Hatcher gets into. We monitor our comprehension using reading journals on our iPads. The questions are straightforward for this first novel, and the children are doing an excellent job. I am also using Achieve Literacy to support individual literacy growth this year. Unlike our books, Achieve delivers articles and stories at each child's reading level. As students master comprehension skills, the program becomes increasingly more complex. It accelerates their reading growth so they can make strides throughout the year.
We got our Topic 1: Place Value tests back in math and started a chapter on fluently adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers. It is a short topic; we should be testing students on the skills Thursday. You can view the study guide here for your convenience. We will be covering subtracting across zeros and doing a lot of practice this week.
After we took our Chapter 3 Plants and Animals quiz in Science, Ms. O started teaching Chapter 4. This unit is fun for the kids since we can go out to the land lab and get our hands dirty. In fact, as a reminder, we hope to make models of ecosystems in the classroom this week. If you have 2L bottles, you can send them with your child tomorrow. That would be great!
Finally, we took our map skills test last week in social studies. The class did great! We are moving to timelines tomorrow, which sets us up for the historical units ahead. In class, students will be making an autobiographical timeline. If they are unsure of dates, we will have them ask you for help Tuesday night. It is a fun project. We love seeing them shared in class; you might even want to keep them as a keepsake.
Important Dates to Know:
9/20/22 - School Board Meeting
9/21/22 - PTA Meeting
9/21/22 - PTA Fundraiser Kickoff Assembly
9/22/22 - Browns vs. Steelers game - Wear Your Browns Gear!!!
9/26/22 - 1st Day of Orchestra for 1st Year Students
9/30/22 - Bath Team Hero Spirit Day / Popcorn Friday
10/3/22 - *Girls STEM Club
10/10/22 - Girls STEM Club
10/12/22 - MAP Parent Meeting
10/13/22 - PTA Farmer's Market at lunch
10/14/22 - NEOEA Day (No School)
* Girls STEM Club is run by our incredible High School students, and Bath Teachers help supervise. Classroom teachers do not always know who is selected for the club. As a result, a note is required if your daughter is staying. Thank you!