After Thanksgiving there are three weeks of school and many goals to meet.
The first priority is the Culture Celebration. Every child will share an informational poster and artifacts of his/her culture or a culture they've chosen to study. The primary learning goals related to this topic include research/writing and presentation skills as well as knowledge and concepts related to immigration, migration, and culture.
Our math goal includes the completion of the multiple/factor unit, partial product multiplication, and geometry standards.
In addition, we'll focus on reading response/close reading, reading workshop, read aloud, and a focus on what makes a good story.
Most of all the focus will be to run a thoughtful, steady, fairly low-key classroom which is a nice complement to the busy holiday season that surrounds us.