Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class –
Week 23, January 27-30
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. Dublin Literacy Conference tech volunteers (watch for an email to see if your child volunteered).
9. –COMMERCIAL BREAK—check in your Friday Folder for an invitation to attend a FREE session at the Dublin Literacy Conference!
8. We made paper “t-shirts” with fractions in them.
7. I can’t believe we forgot to put SNOW DAY any higher than #7!
6. Julia is learning to push herself in her chair!
5. We graded our reading/science quiz. Look for it in Friday Folders.
4. The class is one star away from getting the Big Shoe in gym.
3. Poetry Friday is back! Good job reading a poem, CJ!
2. Genius Hour is finally back!
1. Justice and Addison are our students of the month for January.
Reading: Our conversations about one of the themes of our read aloud have spilled over into our independent reading. You can support this thinking by having conversations about the themes in TV shows and movies. What is the big idea that lies below the plot line of a show? What’s the author really trying to say to the viewer?
Writing: The students are getting more fluent with their ideas. They have gathered lots more short pieces in their writer’s notebooks. Today we read each other’s Kidblog posts and commented on the author’s writing craft. We can learn from each other! Next week we will so some writing drills on topics like transition words, ways to change the mood of a piece with word choice, and the nuts and bolts of dialogue.
Hahn Math: Full speed ahead with fractions! We are filling in some gaps in their 4th grade skills before moving on to all operations with fractions.
Sixth Grade Math: Test next week on graphing rational numbers and polygons. Partner projects on making polygons for real-life situations.
Science: We will finish up with day/night/seasons next week and test toward the end of the week. Stay tuned for the exact date. Next up is physical science.
Tuesday, February 3 – READING – book clubs should have read to the ¾ point of their book and everyone who is in reading in my room on Tuesdays should come ready to talk about their book.
Thursday, February 12 – Parent Conferences – I still have lots of time slots open if you’d like to chat about your child’s progress and hear about their MAP scores. The only times I DON’T have are 4:20, 5, 5:40, 6 and 7. (20 minute slots)
Friday, February 13 – Valentine’s Day Party – Start working on your Valentine Box! Prizes will be awarded for the most creative! Choose any Valentine or non-Valentine theme! Must be small enough to fit on your school desktop. Have fun, make something unique, show off your talents, highlight your interests/hobbies. On the topic of Valentines – bring one for every child in our class or don’t bring any.
For the party, we HAVE one sweet treat, one salty snack, and fresh fruit. We NEED veggies, juice boxes, and paper products. Parents, let me know what you can help with. I’ll take care of the activities this time.