Happy Friday and Halloween! I hope you enjoy a fun evening trick-or-treating! It was fun to see many of you at school today.
In both reading and math Project GATE classes, we are working to complete learning standards and corresponding assessments for trimester one. In particular (reading), we covered irregular plural nouns and reflexive pronouns. We also discussed a third Junior Great Books folktale, Anancy and Dog and Puss and Friendship. I used the story to review important literature standards for trimester one, as well as incorporate GATE thinking skills.
In GATE reading, students took their final spelling test on units four and six. We will take a one-week break from spelling (next week) and kick off new units the week of November 10.
GATE math unit five instruction covers geometry concepts and skills. We are covering most lessons in this unit, as the majority of children did not have complete prior knowledge of geometry skills. I do teach the concepts quickly, though, and provide enrichment opportunities with each lesson.
Don't forget to check Gradebook periodically. I add student assessments soon after I administer them. Your child's reading and/or math grades are entered by...me!
Have a great weekend. :)