I am so happy with how well the school year is going and am trulyenjoying working with your students. I am especially grateful for yoursupport, I love seeing you in the mornings and afternoons and look forward to visiting with you each day.
Academics and Content
We have centers for Math, English language arts and Science or Social Studies time. I am so pleased with how well the students transition from one center to another. For Math we have 3 centers; one is for reteaching or practicing the new concept that was taught during the whole class lesson. The second is for reviewing or working on IEP goals, and the third is for a computer game that supports the new math concept or a game from the curriculum where the students are applying the new concept.
Math is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9-10.
We have finished identifying place value and expanded form, ordering and comparing numbers, multiplication facts for 3,4,and 6's. We have worked on understanding arrays with multiplication and created candy catalogs, solved multiplication problems with repeated addition and by drawing pictures.
For our reading times we have centers that focus on grammar, writing, reading responses and a new program I am using on the computers called Read Naturally. I have downloaded a free 60 day trial to see how it goes. We do Reading centers M,W and Thursday 10:30-11:15
As for Science and Social Studies we have a computer session where the students go on scavenger hunts looking for information or images, a lab session and an information session. We do these on Tuesday- Friday 12:30-1:30. We have covered Weather, Matter, and CA regions.
We will be starting a Social Skills time in the afternoon on
Wednesday-Friday from 1:45-2:30 I will be using Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking curriculum and am really looking forward to this.
Please let me know if there is a time you would like to come and hang out with us or run a center.