Emma has saved all of her good behaviour cards over the last 2 terms so that 5SK can have a movie and popcorn session in our classroom. Well done Emma
The 2nd edition of 5SK NEWS has been sent home today. I have included information about our latest Math and English units. On the front you will find a permission slip for our class movie.
Mrs B and I am so proud of 5SK. They have been working so hard on learning their tables this year. Twelve students moved to a new target last week and 5 students are super keen to be tested this week. Well done to you all.
This video is a great example of tightening tension:
What features increase the tension in the scene?
We are currently reading our second Kate DiCamillo book, The Tiger Rising. Kate is an amazing author which we discovered after reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane last term. As you can see by the photo we still have two others waiting to be read.
5SK have their very own baskets to put good fit books into. They silently read each day after first break. 5SK and I have discussed the importance of selecting a good fit book. (CAFE Reading) They need to have a purpose, interest, comprehend what they are reading and know almost all of the words.
5SK take home a Reading A- Z book each week at their current level. On Monday morning they meet with Mrs M and discuss their book in Literacy Circle time.
Guided Reading & Close Reading
Close Reading/Guided Reading - These texts are short and are about topics relevant to students. Each article is written in 4 different Lexile levels which has allowed all students in the room to participate. After each session the students have activities to complete based on the article which encourages deeper understanding.
TBE – Mrs B will be running these sessions with groups of students. We are using TBE to teach the students the strategies of finding the evidence in the text.
Global Read Aloud
5SK and I are very excited for the Global Read Aloud that starts in October. We will be collaborating with classes around the world on our book, One for the Murphy’s. This collaboration will run for six weeks and we will participate in many activities through our Edublog, KidBlog, Twitter and hopefully Skype.
Leading up to October, 5SK will be creating their very own shirts to celebrate their involvement in this amazing event.
Literary Devices in Pop Culture by bcwalden43
5SK are very excited to start Geography this semester. The following video by Kien Lam introduces the concept of the world being an amazing place to explore and discover.
Speeding Around the World in Under 5 Minutes Time Lapse.