HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
In math last week, we continued our work with whole number multiplication. and division. Students multiplied 2, 3, and 4 digit numbers and practiced dividing by 10s, 100s, and 1000s.
Last week's reading workshop focused on the power of conversation. Students learned that readers come together to have conversations in order to both share thinking, and grow ideas together. We developed a protocol to follow during our classroom conversations, and practiced all week implementing them. Little by little, we made daily progress in our conversational skills!
Our Being a Writer lessons last week focused on getting ideas from nonfiction. Students explored nonfiction text and non-book examples of writing throughout the week. We practiced writing question and answer books, advertisements, and even brochures! In addition, students spent time conferring with their writing partners as well. We developed a set of questions to use to help guide our feedback from partners.
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. Additionally, students were given a review sheet that covers the important causes of the American Revolution and vocabulary that we've learned about. We will be having a test over this information on Friday!
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will continue moving through Chapter 2 this week. Students will practice dividing by 2-digit numbers, and examine the order of operations.
This week's workshop topics include: who we are as readers, making a reading plan, book talks, and elements of a story.
We will begin our second writing unit of the year, The Writing Process. Students will spend the week moving through the writing process on a self-selected draft.
This week we will learn about The Battle of Lexington and Concord, as well as the Declaration of Independence.
Friday, 9/27: Causes of the American Revolution Test
Monday, 9/30: Picture Day!
Friday, 10/4: 5th Grade Battle of Bunker Hill Reenactment