HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
In math last week we continued moving through Chapter 2. Students practiced dividing by 2-digit numbers and began to examine the order of operations.
Students had a busy week in reading workshop last week! We began to examine ourselves as readers by collecting data on our reading habits. Students also explored how to determine the theme of a text. We brainstormed common themes in fiction and examined how to use evidence from the text to determine its theme. In addition, students learned the difference between the main idea and theme.
Our writing focus last week shifted from creators to editors as we examined the writing process. Students began by selecting a draft from their writing notebook to use for publication. After selecting drafts, we spent the remainder of the week revising our work. Students looked for places in their writing that were confusing or needed to be deleted.
Our study of the American Revolution continued last week! Students learned all about the Declaration of Independence, including the influence of Thomas Paine's Common Sense, the arguments for independence, and who wrote and revised this important document.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will finish up Chapter 2 this week. Students will continue to practice using the order of operations to solve expressions. We will also solve real world multiplication and division problems. Our final test is scheduled for Friday.
Our reading workshop topics for the week include: book talks, character development, determining main idea in nonfiction text, and analyzing data to set goals.
We will continue to move through the writing process this week. Students will confer with peers, revise overused words, and create strong opening sentences.
The American Revolution will continue in fifth grade! This week students will finish up our study of the Declaration of Independence, and learn all about the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Friday, 10/3: Chapter 2 Math Test (Anderle)
5th Grade Battle of Bunker Hill Reenactment (pm)