We started our day discussing respect for ourselves. The class read the book Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathmann to gain a true understanding of what it looks like to respect oneself. In the book, the character Ruby is a new girl to class and begins copying others in her class to try to fit in. At the end of the book, Ruby's teacher encourages her to be herself and show who she really is. As a class we discussed the importance of respecting yourself by showing your true self and encouraging others to do the same.
Lead21 reading rotations began today as a way for me to differentiate my reading instruction for each student. The students have the opportunity to work with me in a small group, read a news article using the site NewsELA, work on their spelling, and practice their comprehension skills by reading independently. Our rotations went well today! I look forward to all of the sharing and growing that will take place during this time of the school day.
We have started our science unit on Weather this week. The first big idea we have focused on is "Where does wind come from?" The students have learned about pressure systems, wind circulation, and tools used to measure wind. I look forward to our extension activity tomorrow that will allow the students to see how all of the concepts they learned this week tie together. The assignment notebook code for today is for your student to tell you one fact they have learned about wind. Please make sure you write the code in your student's assignment notebook.
Tomorrow is picture day. I look forward to seeing a smiling, dapper group of students!
I am a fourth grade teacher going on my seventh year of teaching. I have truly loved every year that I have taught and I look forward to sharing classroom activities we take part in during this upcoming school year!