Happy Autumn! Crisp air, crystal skies, blasts of color (and cider donuts too).
Take time to notice the beauty. What a great time of year!
Homework on Monday through Thursday includes focused practice of the day's math work. READ something amazing each night - just enjoy! Log-in to ST Math and Typing Agent. Three nights a week for each is the expectation.
Tuesday: Physical Education
Friday: Guidance (alternate weeks)
Chorus (each week)
A Typical Day
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. - Announcements/Pledge/Mindful Moment
9:00 - 10:00 - Math
10:00 - 10:45 - Writing Workshop
10:45 - 11:40 - Content Block (Social Studies, STEM, ST Math)
11:40 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - recess and lunch
12:30 - 12:50 - Word Study
12:50- 1:20 - Intervention Block & Reading Support
1:25 - 2:10 - Reading Workshop
2:15 - 2:55 - Weekly "Specials": Art, Music, P.E. ...)
3:00 p.m. - Dismissal
October 14 - Columbus Day: No school
October 15 -Fisk Ninja Warrior Day
October 24 - Spook-ghetti Supper! 5:00p.m. Fisk cafe
Looking Ahead: November 12 - Parent/Teacher conferences
How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul & Maria Russo - Wow! The authors of this valuable guide have given parents (and teachers, librarians, grandparents, children's care-givers - all who value literacy) a priceless gift. This wise, accessible, and reassuring book is packed with terrific advice, inspiring tips, and highly appealing, current book suggestions. The authors' knowledge and enthusiasm make this a true pleasure to read. HTRAR delivers on its promise to help foster a "a lifelong love of books”. Spread the word, this is a gem! (Workman Publishing Co., September 2019)
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan C. Gurdon - Reading aloud to children, both as a teacher and a parent, has provided me with some of the most enjoyable time that I have ever experienced. Gurdon’s book describes, with passion and the authority, the seemingly endless benefits of this simple practice. “For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it’s an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures”. Convincing research and practical advice are presented in a readable, encouraging way. (Harper, January 2019)