We earned three stars out of five in art today. The students worked on designing geometric patterns and coloring them with oil pastels for their lizard project, which continues next week. When we returned to class, we worked on our phonics and spelling as well as sneaking in some independent reading time. After lunch, we took the Unit 1 Pre-test in math to see what students were able to do and where we need to focus our teaching.
Our day ended with social studies, where we discussed our classroom economy and learned about using I messages. We are encouraging the students to attempt to solve their problems with words and are teaching them some strategies to help them out. Today, we talked about I Messages. When you are having a problem with someone, your first step is to use an I Message, whih follows this general pattern: _______ (Name of student) when you _______(tell them what they are doing that bothers you or how they hurt your feelings), that makes me feel ___________. Please _________ stop, leave me alone, or make better choices. We will be working with the students to mediate some of their problems using this strategy.
First math homefun assignment came home tonight and is due tomorrow. Math will be on white paper and is due the next day. The writing Homefun assignment is due this Friday. Please let me know if you are having problems completing it. Thanks.
The Donley Open House and Ice Cream Social is tomorrow, Thursday, September 13 from 6 - 7:30 pm. Please plan on stopping by the classroom so the Heroes can brag about what's going on. Ice Cream will be served in the multi-purpose room (cafeteria). Hope to see you there!