School is Cool!
Fabulous February has arrived! This school year is marching on. Before we know it, the Writing FSA will be here in March!
We have had several 'Bucket Fillers', and I want to recognize these stellar students. Bucket Fillers are students who lift others up and are encouraging, respectful, and helpful. Our February Bucket Fillers are Chloe N. and Elijah G. Congratulations! Hip, hip hooray! These students are recognized and given a certificate and other goodies for exhibiting such fine 'character'. I am so proud of each of you! :)
The MyOn web resource is available for all students and can be accessed through students' portals. Each student knows how to access this program, and it is pretty great! MyON is a web-based program that basically offers a library of digital books that students can read anywhere and anytime. These books are published and printed books in libraries. Students can read these digital books, take AR tests on them afterward, and practice their reading comprehension skills. Please feel free to go on the program with your child and explore.
Please make certain that students are reading every day for at least 30 minutes. This is essential for building background knowledge and for gaining new vocabulary which makes reading more enjoyable and to increase comprehension. This also helps students to meet their AR goal.
Thank you for all that you do, and if I can help in any way, please contact me via ClassDojo, email, phone, or writing in your child's planner, but please have your child let me know there is a note. :)
Happy Joyful January!
Mrs. Lamperski :)
Education opens doors and opens minds. "The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own." (Benjamin Disraeli)
Notes: by letter or planner
Current Novels We are Reading in Class!
Our class is beginning our new Literature Circles/ Book Clubs. Students chose the book that they had interest in and will study their book along with other members of their Lit Circe/ Book Club.
Students will be responsible for reading specific chapters of their books, doing assignments on what they have read as well as being ready to have discussions with their peers and teacher according to the Lit Circle/ Book Club 'schedule'.
Lit Circles/ Book Clubs are a stellar way for students to analyze literature and deepen their comprehension, as well as apply and practice their reading skills. If you have any questions, please let me know. :)
Lit Circle/ Book Club Choices:
Current Read-Aloud Book
Our class is currently reading the novel, Johnny Tremaine. This is a classic historical fiction novel that relates to our Revolutionary War unit in Social Studies. Super topic & book! :)
Our class read the wonderful novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. It is quite amazing! If you look under the 'Booklist' tab (on the left side of my teacher webpage), you will find some more information about it. Please ask you children questions about what is happening in our book. If you have any questions, as always, please let me know! :) Mrs. Lamperski
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