I hope the first week of school was manageable - very few tears, no forgotten lunches, early bedtimes, and lots of laughter for both you and your children. 😄 I know I forgot lunch once for me, but I managed to pack my daughter's every day. Priorities, I suppose.
We had a fun week in room 111. By Friday, we were on schedule! We started Topic 1 in math, defined science and what a scientist looks like, learned about 9/11 and Labor Day and even wrote our first paragraph. The draft was sent home Friday; it is about a significant thing - your child.
We will continue building our routine this week by starting fluency practice, daily language review, and journaling. In addition, we will start our first novel together: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. In math, we will wrap up our place value review so we can get into adding and subtracting with large numbers. Science will be fun as we navigate the scientific method with a hands-on flight experiment. And social studies will be all about geography.
By Friday, you should have seen a few papers in your child's take-home folder. In addition to hard copies, you can also find digital copies of the work we do on our iPads by opening the Schoolwork App. It is a yellow icon with a globe and books. Ask your child to help you find the "Done" category so you can see their Scientist Selfie. I recommend checking this app periodically because many of my math and learning journals will reside in the tool.
Upcoming Dates to Know:
September - Math MAP Test
September 9 - Math ELA Test
September 10 - Picture Day
September 16 - STEM starts (for real this time, sorry!)
September 20 - Kindness Week begins
I hope you enjoy this three-day weekend. The weather is ideal for cook-outs, boating, and barbecuing. ⛵