Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – Week of Aug 22-26
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. Fall MAP is completed!
9. 100% Smart
8. Working on cursive
7. Brainstorming writing ideas with a mind map / web
6. Starting My Autobiography As A Reader
5. Word Game Wednesday
4. Time for silent reading
3. Exact planning for Genius Hour
2. Strings presentation (forms in red folder today)
1. Starting Kidblog (kidblog.org/class/dwe-226/)
Reading: We started our first long read aloud – THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY by Laura Shovan. It is a verse novel. The students are reading along on the Smart Board via Kindle, and we are listening to the full-cast audio production on Audible. I’ve been impressed to hear these words used when talking about the poetry: onomatopoeia, stanza, rhyme, metaphor and simile.
Writing: We’ve been planting seed ideas in our writer’s notebooks, and we’re gearing up for our first small project – My Autobiography As A Reader.
Word Study: We have reviewed all of the letters in cursive and as of today, you child will write his/her name in cursive every time they put their name on a paper!
Hahn Math: We reviewed place and value from 4th grade and moved quickly on to powers of 10. Students can make whole and decimal numbers 10 and 100 times bigger and 10 and 100 times smaller.
Sixth Grade Math: Sudoku puzzles, mathplayground.com
Monday, September 5 – No School – Labor Day
Tuesday, September 6 – PTO Fundraiser ends, PTO meeting at 6:00
Wednesday, September 14 – Curriculum Night at 6:45
Check red folders for strings form. Send red folders back!
Want to see pictures and videos from Genius Hour today? Get on Homeroom!