This past week, I started a blog for our class where the students can share their writing as well as their thoughts about their reading. They are really enjoying sharing and commenting on their work. The students can access it from home with anything that has internet access. Just go to kidblog.org and search for our class by entering my email address - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then students can select their name and enter their password. Nothing goes on the blog that is not approved by me first, so you don't have to worry about strangers or inappropriate comments. I think you can read and comment of their work if you set up an account. The kids would really love to see parents comments on their work as well. Again, I have to approve everything before it will show up for the students to see.
In reading this week, we will continue learning about fables. We will learn that fables often have animals as characters, they are short stories, and they either have a moral or tell how something came to be.
In writing, we will continue to write expository essays and use an effective lead, descriptive details, and an effective conclusion. For the homework, students are expected to make an x-factor about a game they like to play and explain why they like it. They do not need to write the essay, just practice making an x-factor to get ideas ready to write.
In grammar, we will continue reviewing grammar skills. Students will also review when to drop -e before adding an ending to words.
The book fair is this week! Please help support our school library by sending money with your student to purchase a book.