Last week in math we began Chapter 13, Properties of Triangles and Four Sided Figures. Students learned how to classify triangles based on their side lengths as Scalene, Equilateral, or Isosceles. Next, we learned how to classify triangles based on their angle measures as Right, Acute, or Obtuse. Finally, students used the properties of Right and Isosceles triangles to determine missing angle measures.
Our Poetry unit came to an end last week as we completed the last of our mini-lessons. Students practiced determining themes with supporting evidence, and examined similar themes across poems.
We continued moving through our Expository Nonfiction unit last week. Students finished up their topic research, organized their information into subtopics, and began drafting their work.
Our Ecosystems unit continued last week in science! Students explored the idea that matter in nature's waste is broken down by scavengers and decomposers.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS📌
We will finish up Chapter 13. As of now, we're planning for a final assessment on Friday.
Our Poetry unit will culminate with an in-depth look at Kwame Alexander's award winning poem, The Undefeated. From there, we will move into a quick, nonfiction text study focusing on the pioneers heading west.
This week our writers will put the finishing touches on their expository fiction work. We will focus on creating exciting introductions, adding appropriate text features, and designing an About the Author page!
We're getting close to wrapping up our Ecosystems unit. This week we will continue to examine decomposition, with a special exploration of our own worms! We will also explore changes to an ecosystem.
Monday, 5/2: Rocket Build
Tuesday, 5/3: TMS Summer Read Visit with Mrs. Fahnoe & the AHML
Thursday, 5/4: Rocket Launch
Friday, 5/5: Chapter 13 Math Assessment (Anderle)