Today, we did a mini lesson about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a topic that is very abstract to our young children. Which is a good thing! They couldn't believe how unfair it would be to not treat everyone the same. We are so lucky to live in these times and to have our children not even notice the color differences among them.
Then, we finished our morning with taking the NWEA reading assessment. There were 44 questions they needed to complete. Most of the children completed them in about 35 minutes. Some children finished a little faster and others needed a little more time. I do allow for bathroom breaks, drinks of water, and a stand and stretch break. I'm really proud of their determination this morning. I will have results in about a week.
We will be taking the math NWEA next week Tuesday.
This afternoon, we worked in our classroom math journal. We added some vocabulary and worked on examples of understanding the words. We discussed addition, subtraction, sum, difference, regrouping, and double digits. We will continue in subtraction and using a variety of strategies to get to the answer.
They loved having Star Lab for another week in media center. We are lucky to have it here for so long.
I'd like to introduce Miss. Sarah Newton. She will be observing and helping in our classroom Tuesday and Friday mornings. She is a student at Rochester College studying elementary education. This is her first experience in a classroom in this role. She is excited to get to know your children. They were so respectful and kind to her today and welcomed her.
Enjoy the evening!