This week we dove head first into INTENSE work on non-fiction reading. The students learned skills to "rev up" their minds prior to doing NF reading, the practiced finding the main idea and details in NF texts (with AND without subheadings). Many students have been "commenting" (aka complaining) about how hard this work is and I agree with them. It IS hard, but oh so important! As your child grows, we as adults know that they will be doing less learning to read (so to speak) and more reading to learn. That is a distinct and important difference and now is the time to begin that process. I am very proud of the learning they are doing in room C4!!! They are indeed rock stars!
We finished our most recent math unit and will be taking the final unit assessment today. The students were given a review in class on Wednesday and had to continue continue correcting mistakes until they received 100% on it. They have also spent time in class using supportive apps. I am confident these will help them do well on today's assessment.
The work of determining main idea and supporting details continues during social studies. Students have been assigned lessons from the text and are working in groups to present important information to their classmates on Michigan's history.
Some important dates to remember: