Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – Week 4, Sept. 8-12
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. US/Canada Mapping Lab Challenges
9. The weather is changing – it’s cooler!
8. Creating/sewing plushies in art
6. Me By the Numbers project in math
5. Brownbag stories (and a writing drill to work on description)
4. New seats in lunch (not fun, but better)
3. Human Foosball in Gym
2. Genius Hour
1. Naethra’s birthday is this weekend!
Reading: Students listened to a podcast featuring Diana Nyad and the story of her swim from Cuba to Florida. I modeled note taking while we listened. In a T-chart with the Diana Nyad notes, they wrote notes about a character from a book they’ve read, then completed a Venn diagram about the two characters and are writing/have written a two-paragraph compare/contrast essay about the two characters. This coming week, students will track their thinking about two characters from their independent reading and compare/contrast those characters.
Writing: We stepped away from our work on the two pieces of “brownbag writing” in Google docs to practice writing with more description. On Thursday, we worked on the “brownbag story.” Next week, more work on both pieces. I think it’s time for a deadline for completion…
Word Study: We have a good list of prefixes, suffixes and base words on our word wall. The students come to me (yet again) with impressive previous knowledge. Next week, we’ll start work on one of our 5th grade roots.
Reading LEAP: Started this week
Hahn Math: The students’ Me By The Numbers projects are complete! I’ll take pictures and put them up on our website next week. Look for the grading rubric in next week’s Friday Folder. Next week we’ll be working on placing decimals on a number line, rounding decimals, representing decimals on a grid, and adding/subtracting decimals.
Sixth Grade Math: Took a test, new topic – equivalent expressions
Social Studies: Next week we’ll finish working with US/Canada thematic maps and mapping challenges and be ready to learn about Latin America the next week. After that, science!
Book orders are due on THURSDAY, Sept. 18. Please send a check made out to Scholastic. One check, even if you order from both fliers.
DWE Movie Night next Friday, Sept. 19 from 6:00-8:00. Look for the flier on Monday (found them in my mailbox after dismissal)