Good Monday Morning!
Today, we have a special guest speaker for Constitution Day (and a parent of one of our very own) ... Justice of the Peace Judge Korduba-Hrncir! I know the kids will be excited to hear all Mrs. Korduba has to share!
We'll be taking our thinking a little further as we read, by recording our thoughts (a.k.a. "stop and jots") about our reading on post-its. Mid-later in the week, we'll take stop-and-jots one step further as we discuss our notes in accountability groups. Listening norms will be set, and then questioning strategies will be coached so that team members are able to prompt each other to support/defend their thinking.
We've narrowed down our list of seed ideas to 2-3 starred stories. We'll look at "zooming in" to a moment in time, rather than a bed-to-bed story. From there we'll discuss how stories "tend to go" and set up some timelines for a few probable pieces to take through the writing process.
We WILL finally get around to polishing up our Texas Regions flipbook. We'll take an OPEN-NOTE quiz by the end of the week (no need to study afterhours).
*Standing assignment- Read 20+ minutes 4-5 nights/week
*Spelling- Words coming home (with irregular patterns/short vowel sounds crossed out) today. Students are expected to study the repeated patterns we noticed, 2-3 different ways (to show to me on Friday) before the test.
That's all folks! Have an amazing week!