I would like to thank the many students and their parents who contributed toys, food and clothes to our 4E Christmas stocking for Inn from the Cold. The items contributed are intended for a 4-year old boy. When children from our homeroom took these items to Ms. Malayko on Friday she remarked positively on 4E's efforts. Mr. Brewer told students that at this time of year it is good for all students to be mindful of those who have less than others.
Following our opinion writing assignments, students shared their writing with peers on Google docs. Students used lists to detail what peers did well and list areas for improvement. In the final week of December students will use this feedback to work on improving their written work. We read a chapter from Superfudge and Mr. Brewer introduced the reading comprehension strategy of chunking text. This means that we break down words into smaller parts. Students have identified prefixes in words and through our study of Haiku poetry we learned about syllables. The chunking strategy is an effective means of improving students’ reading comprehension by allowing them to break down larger words smaller parts.
On Wednesday students wrote their final spelling test of the year and on Thursday students received results and most students edited their spelling sentences. Many students showed good knowledge of the Science terms that were contained in the list through their sentences.