February 19, 2019

Even though the actual Iditarod race doesn’t begin until the first weekend in March, we have started in our classroom. Today, we passed out and explained our Reading Race Log which will chart our progress across the giant wall size map in our room. For each minute or page they read, their dog will move a mile across the map. The goal is to reach the Nome which is 998 miles. The mushers take approximately 8-9 days to finish but the class will take 4-5 weeks. There is a parent letter going home tonight that your child MUST read aloud to at least one parent. If both parents are available I suggested both parents listen. The letter outlines the role of the Weekly Reading Log, which is a weekly grade as well. The majority of the work is your child’s but you do need to sign every Thursday night so they can turn it in on Friday. There is NO READING LOG this week. It starts this Friday. We are taking the week to discuss and prepare and get excited for our Iditarod Unit. We will be picking a musher to follow and we will map their progress as well. We will be getting video updates daily during the race. This is a fantastically engaging time of the year!

Reading- Read at least 20 minutes. PARENT must read and sign the Iditarod parent letter and turn in tomorrow.

Social Studies: European Settlers/Revolutionary War test on Thursday

3rd quarter bonus point opportunity- bring up to 5 paper bags in to earn up to 5 points!

Hawaiian Day is this Friday!!! Aloha!!

About chris.fogel@kenstonlocal.org

I am currently a fourth grade teacher at Kenston Intermediate School and have been for the past 10 years. I grew up in Bainbridge and graduated from Kenston High School. I attended Kent State University and received my Bachelors of Science in Education and have a Masters of Reading and a Reading Endorsement as well. I enjoy gardening, reading and hanging out with my three boys, chickens and my dog.
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