We are now in assessment mode! Today was the first day that we were allowed to start assessing the kids, and I was able to get one done for each child. During Reading Workshop, I will be busy assessing them on their reading levels, nonsense words, fluency and comprehension. I should have all their assessment results within the next two weeks completed and look forward to sharing this with you at our first parent/teacher conference.
It rained today so we had recess inside. I had so much fun playing Headbands with the kids. You should totally go get this game… could be a fun adult one, too! The kids wear cards on their heads and have to try and guess what they have by asking questions. Bre’kya cracked me up!
It was Pocket Day in math today! This is one of my favorite lessons that we do throughout the year in math investigations. Students first give an estimation for how many pockets they think we have, and then each child takes a connecting cube for each pocket they have. We had 3 students with zero pockets, and Kaiden had 12! I think that is the most we have ever had a student have. Once everyone put all their cubes in the pot, Celeste and Abrianna counted the cubes to see how many pockets we had. They counted 81 pockets! We were pretty shocked, because our estimations were low numbers, except for Kimora who guess 90 something. What a great estimation!
We are almost finished reading The Magic Finger, and the kids love it. The Gregg family, who turned into ducks, had a little surprise when they peeped their heads out their nest. Ask your child what happened when they woke up in the morning and ask what they saw down below them! Not good.
Just a reminder, tomorrow is Show-n-Tell. If your child would like to bring something to share, please remember that this is one item. Also, we normally have Popcorn Friday, but since school has started, we have not had any volunteers helping with this so I’m not sure if we will have it. I still have money from a few kids from last week. If you want to send in money, please write a note if you would like me to hold on to it for when we get it started or if you would like for your child to bring it home. OR if you want to help us with popping some popcorn for the entire school, stop by in the office and let them know!
Have a great evening.