Our Spelling words this week are focused on the holiday.
In Writing we have begun to take time timed MOCK Florida writes - where we practice like it is the real thing. That helps us with our 'jitters' and lets us feel more confident about writing in a timed setting.
Science -we are looking at cells and our human bodies.
Speaking of Tests --I have noticed that we are not -- as a whole -- doing too well on them. So, I am working at test taking strategies and teaching the kids how to study -- but THEY actually have to spend some TIME doing that in the evening. If I could 'fire' a few kids as they are not doing thier 'jobs'. I always use that illustration, if we -- as adults went to our work unprepared and did not get our work done -- we would be fired. Especially in this economy. Well, we can't 'fire' kids, but I can keep them inside for catching up at their recess time. This really makes me crazy as now as the weather is nicer - I want the kids outside and enjoying the fresh air. So -- when your child says he or she does not have homework -- that is rare -- there is usually always some work to do and/or to READ their present book of choice. Please call me if you have any questions.
It is also HAT DAY on Friday, December 11th. We look forward to our next A/R reward.