Good day and happy Friday! I hope that you have had a wonderful week. In the classroom we worked hard this week: to show what we know about grammar, vocabulary, critical reading, and critical writing; we practiced and began explore reading as researchers; and we worked hard to build a strong and vital practice for reading.
One of the biggest things we worked on this week was setting goals as a reader. These goals are important because they helped the students consider their personal reading habits and preferences. By thinking about ways in which they read right now, each student took time to think about their reading practices and find out what works for them, and what does not. They asked themselves:
Every student is different and answered these questions in different ways. Their answers showed them important things about themselves, and the students used their reading habits to set goals for themselves as fifth grade readers. In the end, there were a few Big Goals that the class shared. They were...
These are Big Goals, and ambitious! I am so excited to dive in and explore these goals with your child this year.
We will work so hard to move towards these goals this year. We will read deeply and critically, and write with a keen eye toward style and accuracy. You can help support your child as we move toward these goals by doing a few things at home:
I am so excited about your child’s goals this year. They are big, ambitious, and above all… important. I know they will do great things as readers, writers, and learners this year. I can’t wait to see what they achieve. Thank you for your time and support as we work to explore our reading and writing practices, and begin to build the skills needed to think critically and deeply.