Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Student of the Month


              November's Student of the Month!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Learning About Graphs

Students in grades 1-5 have been working on reading and creating both line graphs and bar graphs:

Graphing the number of pattern blocks.

Reading the information on our line graphs from SuccessMaker.


Helping a friend plot points on her multiplication progress graph.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Classroom 2014-2015

Here's a look out our classroom to start the school year!

Calendar space & interactive whiteboard behind our group table.

Groups meet here and our Challenge Accepted board.
This is our Word Wizard board (not yet updated!) and space for working.

Groups meet at the u-shaped table and students work on the computers nearby.

Classroom Library & teacher space

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Word Wizards

Students in grades K-4 are participating in a Word Wizard challenge. Students are given word lists at their ability level and work to read all the words on these lists. (Words come from the Dolch word lists. Links to these lists are available in the column on the right.)

Students read the list the first time and then are given flashcards to practice the words they have missed. The entire list is checked once per week. In order to "pass" a list, students are required to read the list correctly 3 weeks in a row. When a student self-corrects a word (i.e., they read a word incorrectly, but then correct themselves) it is not counted against them, but the correction is noted.

Students are doing phenomenally on these words! We have 2 students who have passed all 5 levels and are now working on challenge vocabulary. Many students have worked, and have passed, one or more levels.

How can parents help at home?
Parents can help at home by having their child practice reading the words in isolation and within books. There are other activities parents can do to increase their child's memory of these words: place index cards with these words around the house (my suggestion is not to do more than 5-7 words at a time; more than this can be overwhelming to students) and have your child read them to you randomly or before they get to do a preferred activity, create your own set of flash cards, make a game out of the words (such as Memory or bingo). These are just a few suggestions- there are so many more activities you can do with your child that will help them retain these words.

As always, reading to and with your child at any age will help develop their skills.
Thank you for all that you do at home!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

eLearning Office Hours

Saturday, April 12 is East Noble's eLearning make-up day. Miss Carpenter's office hours will be from 2-4 p.m. Please don't hesitate to contact me outside of this time as well, however, during this time I will respond to messages quickly.

More information on eLearning assignments to come soon!

Thanks for all the support you provide at home!