HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
In math last week we finished up Chapter 3. Students reviewed adding and subtracting mixed numbers, and solved real world fraction problems.
Our study of nonfiction continued last week. Workshop topics included: determining author's purpose, identifying main idea, and monitoring comprehension as we read.
Last week in writing we began our next unit of study, Fiction! Students examined imaginary vs. real events when writing fiction. We also experimented with using messy situations to develop characters and plot. Finally, students examined "what if" questions to further explore fiction writing.
Our study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights continued last week, as students learned all about the First Amendment.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will finish up Chapter 3 with a final test tomorrow.
Our study of nonfiction will continue. This week we'll focus on navigating nonfiction text, and text structures.
Fiction writing will continue this week. Students will begin developing characters, plot, and setting.
Our study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights will continue this week as students examine several additional amendments.
Tuesday, 12/18: Unit 3 Math Test (Anderle)
Wednesday, 12/19: FIELD TRIP TO THE COURTHOUSE (9:15-12:15)
Friday, 12/21: Pajama Day! ELF (pm)
Monday, 1/7: Classes Resume