HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK:
Last week in math we finished up Chapter 2. Students completed the Chapter Assessment and completed corrections. We spent Friday doing some work outside of the Math In Focus curriculum on divisibility rules.
We had another super busy week in reading workshop! Our comprehension topics included finding the main idea and theme of a text, comparing themes between two texts, comparing text structures of fiction, and analyzing characters.
What a great writers' workshop we had last week! Students finished their story publications and participated in a Gallery Walk to view and give feedback to their peers on their stories!
Sadly, our American Revolution study is coming to an end. Students compared and contrasted the British and Continental Armies, examined the Americans' push for independence and assistance from allies, and uncovered the details of the Treaty of Paris.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:
We will begin Chapter 3, Fractions and Mixed Numbers. Our focus for the week will be on adding and subtracting unlike fractions.
Our fiction unit will continue this week with a focus on point of view and theme.
We will begin our Personal Narrative unit this week!
Our study of the American Revolution is closing in.. This week students will choose a side in the war and defend their choice through written and verbal arguments.
Tuesday, 10/15: CogAT Testing Day 1
Wednesday, 10/16: CogAT Testing Day 2
Thursday, 10/17: CogAT Testing Day 3
Friday, 10/18: Pumpkin Patch!
Wednesday, 10/23: Robert Crown-The Science Behind Drugs
Thursday, 10/24: NO SCHOOL (CONFERENCES)
Friday, 10/15: NO SCHOOL (CONFERENCES)