HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK💡
Multiplication Week was a success!! Students spent the beginning of the week learning shortcuts for multiplying by 100s, 1000s, and powers of 10. We spent the remaining days practicing multiplication of 2, 3, and 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. After a super busy practice week, we had a chance to wrap up our fun with an exciting multiplication bingo game day on Friday!!
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 also practiced identifying themes in fiction text. Using our completed read aloud, Towers Falling, students learned a structure to use when finding the theme and how to support it with specific evidence from the text. Additionally, students practiced activating schema to gain a deeper understanding of text.
Our Being a Writer lessons last week focused on getting ideas from nonfiction. Students explored text examples of nonfiction writing throughout the week. We practiced writing I could be...poems and question and answer books. Students also had an opportunity to share their Learning from the Past writing projects.
We continued moving along in our Earth in Space unit as we shifted our focus from seasons to stars! Students learned that different stars range in size, brightness, and distance from Earth. We also examined the notion that stars appear to travel through the sky in a predictable daily pattern, caused by the rotation of earth.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS📌
This week in math we will shift from multiplication to division.
Our mini-lessons this week will focus on who we are as readers, book talks, and partner talks.
This week we will begin our second writing unit, The Writing Process. Our focus for the week will be on selecting a draft to publish, and the revision process.
We will wrap up our Earth in Space unit this week. Students will examine constellations.
UPCOMING EVENTS 📆
Monday, 10/4: PICTURE DAY!!