Oh my goodness! There is so much I could write, but in the interest of time (because I need to go to bed!), I will give you some conversation starters now. I will write more tomorrow or the next day . . . I promise!
- Tell me about the chapter book you have been reading during class. What reading skills have you learned as your have listened to this book?
- Why is questioning an important reading skill? What are some questions you thought of during the read aloud this week or during your read-to-self time?
- What is Constitution Day? Why do we celebrate it on September 17th?
- What is a mission statement? What is your mission statement in fifth grade?
- What are your classroom norms? Why are these important?
- How will you uphold your classroom norms?
- What formula have you used to figure out how many connecting cubes are in cube boxes? For example . . . how many connecting cubes are in a cube box that is 6 by 6 by 6? How do you know without counting each cube?
- Why are number strings important for mathematicians?
- What are some strategies you use to come up with ideas for personal narratives?
- What is something that you have written about in your Writer’s Notebook? Which strategies did you use when you were writing?