Friday, August 13, 2021

The Week of August 16, 2021

 This past week marked the first full week of Montessori work periods in our classroom!  It was a joy to see students making engaging work choices, enthusiastically participating in lessons, and moving about the classroom with ease.  If this week of school is any indication of what is to come, it is going to be a GREAT year!

Next week, we will continue with our Montessori work periods.  During which, the students will explore another Montessori Great Lesson: The Coming of Life!  The vocabulary words for the week will come from this lesson.  The students should be working with these words daily to prepare for a vocabulary activity on Friday.  In addition, we will continue with another word study list for the week that will be assessed on Friday.  Small group lessons during the week will focus on grammar, arithmetic, writing, and geometry.  

Now that computers have been distributed, we will be working together to set up the various online programs we will be using this year.  This includes taking the I-Ready diagnostic in reading and math. This diagnostic will provide a benchmark we can use to show growth throughout the year and set up a program of online lessons your child can do that are geared to their specific needs.      

Be on the lookout for another progress report being sent home Monday.  It will contain your child's first workplan and a collection of their works from the week.  Consider going through these works with your child to discuss and celebrate what they accomplished.  Kindly sign and return this report to school Tuesday.

As always, I am available via Remind or email if you have any questions or concerns.

Happy weekend,

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