We switched classes today! I did a lot of getting to know you with Mrs. Schleg's students. Then, students self-assessed from their personal narrative prompts they wrote yesterday. I assured them that they should mostly be in the "not yet" or "starting to" column as they are just beginning of the year 5th graders. They wrote these pieces on day 1 of 5th grade so little to any at all should be on 5th grade writing level benchmark standards yet so this should show much room for growth. I want to show them the many things in which we'll be working on this year.
|This is one of the four pages the students used today in their self-assessment scoring|
|this is the rubric I will be using for scoring|
Students took a pre-assessment over Math. This is a non-graded assessment but a means of showing me what they remember from 4th grade math and what they already know of 5th grade math.
HOMEWORK: Simple Solutions #s 1, 2, & 3 due FRIDAY, August 21, 2015.
Our kiddos got to switch to Mrs. Schleg's room for the first time today! YAY! Science and our rhythm of school is beginning as we establish our learning routine. We are ironing out some kinks with lengths of class time so we have no schedule set in stone yet for you to see, but as soon as we figure that out, we will get it posted. In class, students talked about things they'd be doing throughout this year with Mrs. Schleg.
HOMEWORK: decorate Science journal and cover with plastic tape (due Monday)
Students ensured they had textbooks and discussed about what they'd be completing throughout the course of this year.
Students discussed the "Stations of the Cross" play they'll be putting on around Easter.
HOMEWORK: decorate Religion journal and cover with plastic tape to preserve (due Monday)
Rain, Rain go away...
|Liam and I took to making origami today during recess. We both could not remember the art of origami swan making. Boo on us. Guess we'll have to conduct some research. Ahhh...boredom.|
And then there's this cutie...
|she makes me smile :)|
Electronic Device Forms:I was going to post the forms on here yesterday from last year, BUT I could not find them on the resource drive to do so and found out there's a reason why I could not locate them... Ms. Stewart (our technology resource coordinator) says that students MUST come to her individually to inquire about the BYOD forms (Bring Your Own Device) and then go through the process from there as she will be emailing parents individually to then obtain the forms. Apparently, it stems back to some misues of the WiFi and school policy from older students (and maybe younger alike) last year so SMA is cracking down this year on students getting the password. I am ALL FOR students using their devices in class so if this is something your student is interested in, PLEASE encourage him/ her to go see Ms. Stewart IMMEDIATELY so we can get the ball rolling on this process!
Wish List items (put in order of importance):Supplies:
- index cards
- old magazines/ newspapers
- The Mysterious Benedict Society #1 by Trenton Lee Stewart (Website HERE [it's cool!])
- The Giver by Lois Lowry (website HERE)
- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (and animated movie of book to watch HERE)
- Prince Caspian (summary on SHMOOP)
- Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
I AM L-O-V-I-N-G my class this year!
|Action shot from yesterday :)|