Each student wrote a paragraph on the computers introducing themselves, using metaphor and simile, to tell who they really are.
We've got the 3-ring binder organized. The students know they need to start learning the vocab words for the unit one test which will be next Tuesday. (That will be a practice test. The real tests will start the following Tuesday. Then vocab tests will be every Tuesday.) They also know they need to study core words. They will take tests on those words on Mondays.
We looked at the first trimester reading requirements. You should read over those too with your child. Every student picked out their first genre book to read. Many were able to get a copy of the book from my classroom. If not, they need to find a copy at the school library or the public library. If they don't get a copy in the next couple of days, they need to pick a different book!
They got a worksheet to do with the book they chose. I suggest they fold that in quarters and use it as a bookmark. As they read, they will find answers to the questions. They can write the answers and the page numbers where they found the answers right on the paper. That worksheet is their rough draft. They will turn in a typed final draft copy to me.
A big event was having Quinny bring in his soap box derby car. He won third place in an international competition this summer! He told the class about the the local soap box derby club in case any other students in the class are interested:
Kitsap Soap Box Derby Association
Local races are held here in Poulsbo and there is one more local race this fall, the weekend of September 26. Families can also contact Quinny's mother, Sarah Stuart. She is happy to answer questions. I can get you her contact info.