FOCUS @ PRES
Here are some updates:
The first challenge will be on the following dates: Third grade - Nov. 15, Fourth grade - Nov. 19, Fifth grade - Nov. 20. All challenges will take place in the cafeteria @ 9:30am. Students will have 30 minutes to complete 20 analogies. Study your words!
Speaking of studying your words, I have uploaded all word lists into Quizlet, a free online site that allows you to use virtual flashcards. There are also games you can play to make it more fun. I encourage students participating in Wordmasters to check it out:
Go to Quizlet.com or download the app and set up an account. Please use your first initial and last name only. If I don't recognize your user name, I may delete it! Use the code below for your grade level to join:
Third grade - https://quizlet.com/join/dwuZRVE42
Fourth grade - https://quizlet.com/join/NF7MDsW5e
Fifth grade - https://quizlet.com/join/TXpJ39S3s
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Here is a brief summary of what we are doing currently:
2nd grade - Analytical thinking. We are creating Venn diagrams with two and three rings!
3rd grade - Went on a field trip to George Washington's Ferry Farm to wrap up a unit on archaeology. Next, we will be spending some time on WordMasters (analogies) and problem solving (math).
4th grade - Logic puzzles called perplexors. Next we will be spending time on WordMasters (analogies) and problem solving (math).
5th grade - We are done with "The True Meaning of Words", students will be presenting their own quotes, and then focusing on WordMasters (analogies) and problem solving (math).
Welcome to FOCUS @ PRES! I am excited to be at Park Ridge Elementary this year, and can't wait to meet you! The FOCUS room has changed - you can now find me in Room 1 in the front hallway near the PE room. I hope you will stop in and say hello.
I hope you've had a fun and relaxing summer, and can't wait to hear all about it. In the meantime, here are some things about me:
A few of my favorite things:
Color: blue, green, purple (depends on my mood!) Season: definitely Autumn! Flower: daffodil Food: anything with chocolate in it!
Drink: ice tea Hobby: reading (duh! I'm a teacher, right?), crafts (sewing, knitting, etc.), and hiking/walking, especially in the woods.
TV: anything on Netflix Sport to watch: TENNIS!! Number: 12 (can you guess why?)
Candy: Snickers Favorite book I read this summer: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and Scythe by Neil Shusterman.
I have one cat - Moe , one "grand"-cat - Rocky, and one "grand"-dog- Bri, and a grandson on the way!