Friday, April 12, 2013

Room 8 Update

Reader's & Writer's Workshop
We have continued focusing on poetry in both reading and writing.  Students have learned to recognize patterns found in poems and have used this knowledge to try writing their own poem with a pattern.  Students tried repeating words and phrases to create a poem with a pattern.  We also talked about another type of poem called an ode.  Students learned an ode is usually written to or about an object, person, or place the poet loves.  We wrote a class ode together called "Dear Beach."  Then students chose a topic to write an ode of their own.

Math Workshop
We have started Unit 9.  This unit focuses on measurement.  This week we have discussed standard and nonstandard units of measurement.  Students have practiced using a ruler to measure to the nearest inch and centimeter.  We have also worked together in class to meausre distances in feet, yards, and decimeters.

Mark Your Calendar...
Friday, April 26: Wass PTO Fundraiser.  I hope to see you on the 26th for the Wass PTO Auction.  I'm looking forward to bidding on the fantastic baskets that have been put together!  Our classroom basket will be there as well.  Thank you so much to Mrs. Potts for taking the time to put it together!

Tuesday, April 30: We are inviting you into our classroom first thing in the morning for a very special Poetry Cafe! Students will share poems they have written and recite a poem or two! We look forward to seeing you on the 30th!

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