Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – Week of Feb. 12-16
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. Dominic moved up from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts! Congratulations!
9. Multiplication with decimals.
8. New read-aloud, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.
7. Dodgeball in PE today.
6. Valentine’s Day Party was FUN! The boxes were SO creative!!
5. Science test (will be graded by Wednesday).
4. Four-day weekend for students. No school Monday or Tuesday.
3. Pacer test is complete. Lots of success!
2. New groups for Genius Hour!
1. Juan’s Birthday – a magical one: 2 (February) + 16 (today) = 18 (this year)!
Reading: Starting next week a bit and full-on the week after, the students will be hard at work on goals that were set based on their MAP results. The whole class showed weakness in the nonfiction standard we’ve been working on – identifying structures and comparing/contrasting information in two articles. Every Monday we’ll be doing whole class work with that standard. Each student will have one independent reading time a week to work on digital reading in class. Two students will work with me on fluency, and others will do small group work based on their goals. End February - All March will be busy busy because when we return from spring break, we’ll have AIR testing April 9/10 LA, 18/19 Math, and 26/27 Science.
Writing: Next week and the next, we’ll be studying the form of dramas and we’ll collaborate on writing a drama.
Word Study: We’ll divert from the district expectations for our next short cycle. I want my students to be able to spell the days of the week and the months of the year correctly. There will be a test on these the last week of February.
Math: Multiplying with decimals in both numbers has been a challenge. I gave them seven problems for homework this long weekend.
Science: We have a bit more work to do with the Earth and Space standard for the next week or two – characteristics of the planets, inner/outer planets, asteroid belt, comets/asteroids/meteors, etc.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 4:00-8:00 – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, Feb. 28 – Class Pictures
Wednesday, Feb. 28 – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, Mar 7, 6:00 – PTO meeting
Thursday, Mar 8 – Family Night Out
Friday, Mar 16 – PTO Movie Night
Monday, Mar 26-Monday, Apr 2 – Spring Break
This-n-That: There’s so much to love about this class! This class is a delight (most of the time J) to spend my days with. Their Valentine boxes were flat-out amazing! So creative! I enjoy seeing them pay close attention to the dates and make math problems out of them whenever they can (like Juan’s special birthday). They often show extraordinary kindness and understanding to each other. The thinking they do around our read aloud is priceless.
But the time of the year that I dread most has arrived in my classroom: the time of Young Love. Now that the “who likes who” rumors have started, our classroom community doesn’t feel as safe and accepting as it did earlier in the year. Plus, minds wander and concentration on schoolwork is lost. I hope you will encourage your child to be the kind of person who can be friends with every classmate and save the complications of romance (or “romance” in the case of 11-year-olds) for their teenage years.