We started cursive. This is a challenging skill to master. I will introduce every letter lower case and upper case in a very slow manner until they start to get a better feel for this skill. I will show them how to write their name as well. As they become more comfortable with cursive, I will allow them to write their spelling words and other work practicing this craft.
We also started speed math. Every day, I will set aside five minutes to do a speed math paper. These will be basic skills of addition and subtraction. Some students will move to multiplication and division as well. We will do this for about one month, as long as we do not have a bunch of snow days! For every two that they pass, the students will get to add something to build an ice cream sundae. At the end of this class challenge, I will provide an ice cream party to celebrate their ability to work quickly with their math facts.
Grace S. bought a coupon for "Show and Tell". Today she shared with us her amazing accomplishment with her cheer team at a competition held at Cobo Hall. Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us!
We also celebrated Shane's birthday, which was yesterday. The class enjoyed a little extra recess to help him celebrate.
Enjoy the night!