HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
In math last week we began Chapter 3, Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Students practiced adding and subtracting unlike fractions, as well as simplifying fractions.
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 explored point of view by examining how the narrator's perspective influences the way the events of a story are told. Finally, students continued to practice finding the theme of fiction texts.
Last week we began our third writing unit of the year, Personal Narratives.. Students examined how storytellers share personal events and experiences from their own lives in their work. We used this model to tap into our personal experiences by thinking about special objects and events. Students also created a Heart Map to use for future writing ideas.
We wrapped up our American Revolution unit last week by officially choosing a side in the war. Students selected their side and drafted an essay using specific evidence from the unit to defend their decision. We're looking forward to hearing everyone's declaration this week!
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will continue to practice subtracting fractions, and also examine fractions as division expressions.
Our Fiction study will continue this week. Mini-lesson topics will include: documenting how characters undergo change and types of conflict in fiction.
We will continue to explore personal narratives this week.
Students will share claims and defend choices of which side of the war he or she chose!
Wednesday, 10/23: Robert Crown (AM)
Thursday, 10/24: No School-Conferences
Friday, 10/25: No School-Conferences
Thursday, 10/31: HALLOWEEN!