HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
In math last week we continued our focus on real world multiplication and division problems. Students practiced using various strategies, including bar modeling, to solve multi-step problems.
Our reading workshop was busy last week as we continued to examine story elements, character and plot development, and theme. Students also learned that readers of nonfiction have an understanding of the features and structures of nonfiction text. We determined the main idea of a text by using our knowledge of the features and structures of fiction and nonfiction.
Last week in writing we learned that authors often write about what they've heard or learned from others. We used this information to shape our own personal narrative drafts.
Our study of Earth in Space continued last week! Working in partnerships, students created models of Earth's shape, answered reflective questions about the use and purpose of models, and used researched evidence of Earth's shape to create a video explanation. Additionally, students spent time in different partnerships researching constellation information. We'll be using this research and data collection later this week to analyze our findings.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will begin Chapter 3, Fractions and Mixed Numbers.
Mini-Lesson topics this week will include finding the main idea of fiction text, comparing the structure of fiction texts, and comparing themes.
As writers this week, students will continue to focus on Personal Narratives.
This week we will analyze our constellation data.
Tuesday, 11/13: Picture Retakes
Friday, 11/16: Spirit Day-CRAZY HAIR DAY
Report Card Sent Home
MONDAY, 11/19-Sunday, 11/25: FALL BREAK