Author’s Purpose

We have been learning about author’s purpose during our literacy block. I found a great chart that we use in class. While reading informational text at home with your child, it would be great to have a conversation about what they think the author’s purpose is and use evidence from the text to support their […]

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Service Project!

I am incredibly elated to announce a service project that my class is in the process of organizing for the Springdale School community. Because of our participation in the Global Read Aloud (The One and Only Ivan), and due to the catastrophic events cause by Hurricane Sandy, students are having conversations about ways to help others, especially animals. […]

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Research Reports

Your child has started gathering materials for their research reports during Writer’s Workshop. It would be very helpful to visit the local library to borrow books on their topic. I am looking for students to utilize a variety of sources, both in text form and digitally, to enhance their final project. Please let me know […]

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Ecosystems Science Unit

Ecosystems: In this unit, students will set up terrariums for crickets and isopods. Duckweed, algae, Elodea, guppies, and snails are introduced to an aquarium. Connecting the two habitats to create an “ecocolumn,” students observe the relationship between the two environments and the organisms living within them. Students simulate the effects of pollutants—road salt, fertilizer, and […]

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