HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK💡
Last week in math we finished up Chapter 8. Students practiced rewriting decimals as fractions and mixed numbers. We reviewed the major concepts from the unit on Wednesday and took our final assessment on Thursday.
Our literacy time last week focused on the nonfiction text, Freedom Walkers. Throughout the week, students examined new vocabulary terms and practiced using various comprehension strategies to better understand this complex text. As we continued to explore this story behind the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, students compared and contrasted the lives and experiences of JoAnn Robinson, Claudette Colvin, and Rosa Parks. We also determined important details as we examined the influence of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other boycott heroes.
Opinion writing continued last week in fifth grade! Students read and discussed persuasive essays on the topics of animal testing and school uniforms, and considered the author's audience and purpose. Our writers also continued to experiment with developing their own opinion essays.
Our Investigating Matter unit came to an end last week with a few final exciting lessons! Thursday, students examined the changing properties of matter as they created Oobleck mixtures! On Friday, we used the scientific method to explore the science behind chemical and physical reactions with an experiment involving Mentos and Diet Coke!
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS📌
We will begin Chapter 9: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals.
Our nonfiction study of the text Freedom Walkers will continue this week.
This week in writing we will continue moving through our Opinion Writing unit.
We will begin our next social studies unit, The Constitution and Bill of Rights. This week we will focus on The Branches of Government.
Tuesday, 3/1: Erin's Law Presentation (1:15pm)
ISA Test #1 (2pm)
Wednesday, 3/2: ISA Test #2 (2pm)
Thursday, 3/3: ISA Test #3 (2pm)
Coming soon...our SPRING COUNTDOWN!