Thursday, August 30, 2012

One Week Down

It's hard to believe that our first week of school is over already! We had such a great time getting to know each other and learning how to work together. Please be sure to ask your child to show you what a person looks like when they are being a good listener and how we solved the problem of switching our desks! It was a huge challenge to find seats for everybody this morning.

Today was pretty special because we got to meet our math teachers today. Some of our friends have Mrs. Kimmel, some have Mrs. Towsen, and some will be staying in our room working with me and Miss Conrad. Today was just an introduction to our math class and our teachers. We'll be starting right up with place value this week so be prepared to hear lots about ones, tens, hundreds, thousands -- right up to millions!!

Another fun thing we did today was learn our first Daily 5. We talked about picking a good fit book using the IPICK method, and we also talked about Read to Self. We made it to 6 minutes and 7 seconds before somebody got wiggly and we had to stop the timer. For the first week of school, that is great. Our goal is to be able to read on our own for 15 - 20 minutes!

Our other great news is that almost everybody in our class can open their lockers on the first or second try! After how frustrated we all were on Monday, it was pretty amazing to see how good we are at our lockers already. We are all pretty proud of ourselves. :)

I hope everybody has a wonderful final weekend of summer! I look forward to hearing the kids' stories when they come back on Tuesday.

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