This week, binders will be coming home for the first time. There isn't much in them now, but they will grow as the year goes on. Please take some time to read the binder information letter that is in the very front of your child's binder, as it will help you use the binder effectively at home. Remember, the binder must come back to school every single day!
Here is what's going on in the classroom:
Reading : The students are getting their own, independent book bins and reading spots this week! Up until this point, they had been sharing book bins and reading at their tables. This week, we'll talk a lot about how to select books and work effectively in their new reading spots.
Writing : Our writing workshop launch went off without a hitch last week. The students are all working independently to think of ideas and craft their own stories. This week, we'll spend a little bit of time talking about how to keep writing even when we don't know how to spell words.
Math : This week we are going to continue our work on simple number stories and talk a little bit about temperature, thermometers, and weather.
Science : Continuing on in our butterfly unit, we'll be discussing the caterpillar/butterfly life cycle this week.
Other : Please keep in mind that there is no school on September 29th and 30th! Also, Parent Visitation Day is October 5th. On this day, you'll have an opportunity to observe 1-Bu for a short period of time. (You'll receive more information about this, but wanted to let you know in case you're planning out schedules for that week.)
Every once in a while, I take pictures of the students doing various things around the classroom. Here are some pictures from last week.