Today consisted of practicing Daily 5, I-PICK, and learning about CAFE (Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary) while reading. We will continue to practice these for the remainder of the week.
During Inquiry Time we have been talking about who a scientist is: YOU! We made our very own scientist versions of ourselves today that say, "I am a scientist because..." The steps we take in learning how to be scientists will lead us into our IB Unit that begins next week!
I would like to take a moment and say how incredibly proud I am of this class! The beginning of the school year is a tough time with all of the different Assessments we have to do! They have been such troopers and have done an excellent job!! They all participated in DRA so well, the spelling assessments went really well yesterday, and our writing samples were great today! They have all been incredibly patient and hard working through all of it, and I really appreciate it! Tomorrow we will work on some High Frequency Words!
- Please initial the calendar boxes in the STAR Daily Folders this evening and make note of the days that we have PE, which will always be Superman Days. Don't forget to wear tennis shoes on these days!
- I placed copies of the two letters that I posted on the blog yesterday in the folders as well. They are located in the "Left at Home" side of the folder. Papers in this side will stay at home. Anything that needs a signature or needs to be returned to the school will be in the "Right Back to School" pocket.
- Pinkerton students will celebrate International Dot Day on Friday, September 13. This is in honor of the highly acclaimed book by Peter Reynolds. This book reminds us all to “make your mark and see where it takes you.” We would love for all students to wear clothes with dots on them that day!