October!

Somehow we are already in October. How did that even happen? We kicked the month off with a long weekend, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been working hard!

In Math, we’ve explored our new math program with perseverance. We have reviewed place value up the millions, practiced the properties of addition and subtraction, estimation,  and we are now learning about different ways to multiply numbers. Fact practice (fact fluency) is really important to do this harder math so please make sure you know your math facts! (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing)

In Reading, we’ve focused on choosing the just right book for us, how to restate questions when we are answering from a book, and we’ve really enjoyed Get Epic online. Soon, we will start guided reading groups.

In Writing, we have been working hard on writing a narrative story. We are wrapping up our first story this week.

In Science, we’ve learned all about sense receptors and recently we were able to attend the Northern Maine Water Festival to learn about water in Maine and the world.

In Social Studies, we’ve learned about our great state of Maine and also have practiced some social/emotional situations. So far we’ve learned about respect, kindness and how to be a good friend/classmate.

Be sure to check ClassDojo for daily updates, behavior reports, and pictures. Enjoy October!

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Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

Welcome students and parents to the 2018-2019 school year. We have been busy- busy-busy the last 2 days getting to know each other and our classroom.

Parents can expect that this week we will practice using our assignment notebooks/planners. Students need to get this planner signed nightly(whether there is homework or not). This provides a brief nightly opportunity for you and your child to discuss the day and develops important study skills for the upcoming middle school years. For the first few weeks you can expect your child’s homework to include reading 20 minutes and having a parent sign the planner as well as spelling homework (to begin week 2).

I have set up our classroom on BLOOMZ so download the app or sign up via website/email and get instant updates about your child’s daily progress. Our class code is:  8RH5WX.

I can;t wait to learn more about our class. Today, we played an All about Mrs. Deveau scavenger hunt – which they all LOVED! The Me Museum project will help us all get to know each other a little better- I’ll post the schedule soon!

-Mrs. D