Thursday, April 28, 2016

Persuasive Writing

You don't want to miss the surprises we have in store for our Author Share! Be sure to save the date :)

Think persuasive presidential speeches and a green screen...
Here's a glimpse into the candidates working on their persuasive writings.






Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Save the Date & Guided Reading Notice

Happy Spring! I am so glad the nice weather is finally here :)

Please save the date for Friday June 10 from 9-9:45 for our class Author Share. This is an opportunity for families to come in and share in your child's writing success from the year.

Please note: the following information went home on Monday about guided reading during PARRC. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Dear Parents,
This week 4/26-4/28, and next week 5/2 - 5/5 we will not be switching for guided reading time.  third-fifth grade will be taking the PARCC test, which means that first grade has to switch their special time to the morning to accommodate fourth grade.  That also means that all the tutors and reading staff will be tied up to support the upper grade teachers and students during PARCC TESTING.  
All first graders should be reading for at least 20 minutes each night.  They will have books in their reading bags to read, but they will not be switched out until Friday.  Please use raz kids or other books such as library books or books from home to read to and with your child  during this time.
Our regular schedule will resume on Monday May 9th.