HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
In math last week we focused on solving real world multiplication and division problems. Students persevered through incredibly challenging multi-step story problems. We also practiced using bar models to solve complicated problems where certain variables are unknown.
We were super busy last week during our workshop! Students learned that readers of fiction pay attention to story elements to monitor understanding and help build the world of the story. We also examined and analyzed characters to look for evidence when proving a character's traits. Finally, students explored point of view by examining how the narrator's perspective influences the way the events of a story are told.
Last week our writers' workshop continued to focus on Personal Narratives. Students examined how storytellers share personal events and experiences from their own lives in their work. We used our conversations from these mentor texts, along with our personal experiences, to begin drafting our narratives.
Our Earth in Space unit began last week! Students were given the task to find evidence to prove the shape of the Earth. While working with partners, we explored print and online resources (along with a few great videos), and took notes to document our learning!
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will finish up the remainder of Chapter 2 as we continue to practice solving real world multiplication and division problems. Our Chapter 2 Assessment will be on Friday.
Our Fiction study will continue this week. Mini-lesson topics will include: determining the main idea, comparing structures of texts, and identifying theme.
We will continue to explore personal narratives this week.
Students will prove their claims regarding the shape of Earth!
Tuesday, 10/30: RIBBON AWARD CELEBRATION...WE'RE BUILDING FORTS!
Wednesday, 10/31: HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION (PM)
Friday, 11/2: Chapter 2 Assessment (Anderle-story problems only)