Reading: Students are given an AR contract for their independent reading every 9-weeks. They choose the books; I choose the genre to ensure that they are exposed to a wide range of reading.
Spelling-Vocabulary: Our spelling focuses on high level nonfiction words and words from classic literature. We focus on Latin and Greek stems; therefore, 4th and 5th graders can use these stems to decode the meanings of the challenging multi-syllabic words that will be present in their reading. Tests are every two weeks. Students need to know the meanings of the words as well as the stems.
Classdojo: Classdojo is our main means of online communication. Please contact me if you need access or do not have regular computer access. I will be happy to make other arrangements.