This week we will be beginning our investigation into historical non fiction. We will be beginning with the epic story of The Navajo Code Talkers. What an amazing group of men! In addition to learning about these brave Native Americans, we will also be beginning our Social Studies unit on the Native American tribes of NJ.
Our week is jam packed with learning and activities. On Monday, we will be having a special guest come in to observe my teaching. As part of our process to ensure that all students are receiving outstanding educational opportunities in our district, each teacher is observed 3 times a year by a supervisor. My first observation is Monday morning and I know that my students are going to blow Mrs. Colacurccio out of the water with their awesomeness! On Tuesday, the class will have thier first full day guest teacher for the year. I am also sure that they will impress our guest teacher, Mrs. Kelley, with thier cooperation, great behavior, and hard work. In addistion to our guest teacher Tuesday, it is also School Picture Day so please dress to the nines and remember your picture money. Tuesday night is our annual Halloween Frolic. There are many new additions to this awesome tradition this year including healthy snacks for $1, a hay ride, and a costume competition and dance in the gym. Wednesday and Friday we will be hosting our college students from CCC who are in observing us this month. Thursday we will be having our Halloween Party. Look for a flier on Monday highlighting snack ideas to send in. Below are the learning objectives we are somehow fitting in:
Students will be learning how to multiply 2, 3, and 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers this week! We will also be having a multiples of 10 and 100 test on Tuesday.
2-digit times 1-digit number: Multiplying a 2-digit times a 1-digit number
This week we will be reading about The Navajo Code Talkers. Please click on the following link to learn some background information about these amazing men. Navajo Code Talkers
We will also be working with sequencing events in a story as well as writing instructions in a sequential order. The video below will help to review why sequencing is important.