The following are the expectations that have been discussed, modeled and practiced. There is a copy of these expectations in each student’s literacy notebook. Students are very familiar with these expectations and you should see on-going evidence of these expectations as part of your child’s independent reading program.
EXPECTATIONS FOR INDEPENDENT READING
Think Marks—You have heard of bookmarks!! This year, our students will be using Think Marks. They not only help readers keep up with their place in the book, but they also provide a place for students to document their thinking as they read. Beginning this week, they are due every Friday. Ask to see your student’s Think Mark each week! You will be impressed with how their literary thinking is growing!!
Weekly Grammar Practice—Each Monday, your student will be given some kind of weekly grammar practice assignment. Half will be due each Wednesday, and the second half due Friday. Additionally, each Friday, the students will take a short quiz over the grammar skills practiced from that week and any previous weeks.
This week in Math- we will continue our focus on rounding and adding/subtracting decimals.
This week in Social Studies - our Bill of Rights test has been pushed to Tuesday due to our Eaglethon Pep Rally this morning.
This week in Science - We will wrap up our study of destructive and constructive forces by learning more about Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
Eaglethon - Please be on the look out for an EMAIL regarding our 5th Annual Eaglethon happening during our specials next Thursday!