The students continue to learn about what we can do in order to live a "green" life. We discussed the importance of recycling what we use in order to reduce our impact on Earth. The students will continue to discuss how they can monitor their comprehension as they read. As students read they need to understand what they are thinking with what the author is saying. Students can identify their understanding by using the following thinking stems: 1) I'm thinking... 2) I'm noticing... 3) I'm wondering... 4) I'm seeing... 5) I'm feeling... If a student is not understanding, we have discussed many fix-up strategies that work. Students can reread, read on, change their reading rate, use pictures as clues, or seek help. It is important that students truly understand what they are reading in order to grow as readers.
The students worked hard on their math test today. I have been impressed with the level of student understanding and how well students are able to show their thinking with what they know. I will be showing each parent the tests during the time set aside for their Parent-Teacher Conference as evidence of each student's mathematical understanding.
The students learned about some interesting facts regarding Montana's physical features. The students will have a test for the MT rivers and physical features towards the end of next week. After we complete the rivers notes, the students will be encouraged to take home their notebook every night to study for the test. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for your student to tell you one fact they learned about MT physical features. I hope you have a wonderful night and I look forward to another day of learning tomorrow.
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!