The students are participating in March Madness Poetry. We are looking at several of the poem match-ups in school and voting as a class for our favorite poem. The students are welcome to check out this website on their own and vote for their favorite poem.
I can’t believe how much snow we have gotten in the last
The students have been writing an opinion piece in which the
students form their own thesis and use details to support their claim. They will be writing a strong introduction that hooks the reader and
states their thesis this week.
In reading, we have begun our study of nonfiction texts. We have been working on “revving” our minds
up for reading by looking at the nonfiction features and
thinking about what we expect the text to be about before we read it. Some of these nonfiction features are
headings, captions, bolded words, table of contents, glossary, charts,
diagrams, etc. The students have also
been working on understanding the theme (author’s message) of the fiction work
that they are reading.
In math, the students are finishing up the unit on long
division. It is good practice for the
students to continue practicing solving these types of problems. Next the students will begin the unit on
fractions. Some key vocabulary words for
this unit are fraction, denominator, numerator and equivalent.
The students have put a lot of hard work into their animal
projects and the presentations so far have been great! Next, the students will study Earth Systems
(weather) in science.
We have finished our tours of the Southeast and the Midwest. The
students have enjoyed virtually visiting the different sites that these regions
have to offer and learning about the climate, economy and geography in these
regions. Next, we will begin our study
of the Southwest.
February 13th : Valentine’s Day Party (The students are
welcome to make valentines for everyone in the class if they wish to).
February 14th-February 22nd : February
March 3rd: Book Project Due
March 23rd, 25th, 27th : ELA
March 30th & April 1st: Math PARCC
Tissues, tissues, tissues!