HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
In math last week we continued moving through Chapter 2. We examined patterns when dividing by 10, 100, and 1000, and practiced rounding to estimate quotients.
We had a busy week in reading workshop last week! Students practiced using prompts to get our student-led conversations started. We also examined ourselves as readers, learned how to grow ideas together, and began collecting data on our reading habits. Finally, after finishing up our whole class shared reading text, Among the Hidden, students explored the theme. We brainstormed common themes in fiction and examined how to use evidence from the text to determine its theme.
Our writing focus last week shifted from creators to editors as we examined the writing process. Students began by selecting a draft from their writing notebook to use for publication. After selecting drafts, we spent the remainder of the week revising our work. Students looked for places in their writing that were confusing or needed to be deleted. We also established questions to be used as we conferenced with our writing partners. Finally, we explored opening sentences and revised our work to include engaging lead sentences.
Our study of the American Revolution continued last week! Students examined the fight for freedom as we further explored the arguments in support of Loyalists, Patriots, and Neutralists.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will continue moving along in Chapter 2. This week we will focus on dividing by two digit numbers, and order of operations.
Our reading workshop topics for the week include: books talks, partner talks, elements of a story, and examining characters.
We will continue to move through the writing process this week. Students will proofread for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation as they prepare for the publication of their drafts.
The American Revolution will continue in fifth grade! This week students will examine the Declaration of Independence.
Monday, 10/1: Picture Day!
Tuesday, 10/2: Causes of the American Revolution Assessment
Friday, 10/5: NO SCHOOL (SIP DAY)
Monday, 10/8: NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)
Tuesday, 10/9: Monday Schedule