Last week in math we continued moving through Chapter 13. Students explored the properties of parallelograms, rhombuses, and trapezoids.
Our Poetry unit came to an end last week as we completed the last of our mini-lessons. Students learned that readers of poetry understand how the stanzas of a poem fit together to build the overall structure and meaning. We examined poetic structural elements and determined how these elements help build meaning. Students also learned that readers of poetry build their understanding of a poem by inferring meaning line by line. Additionally we practiced determining the theme of poems with supporting evidence.
We continued moving through our Expository Nonfiction unit last week. Students developed questions to drive their research process, and learned how to organize their research findings. Writers took notes from various text and online resources, and learned how to cite sources for our bibliographies.
Our study of Ecosystems continued last week. Students examined the roles of producers and consumers in a food chain and food web, and created models to illustrate how energy and matter flow through a food chain. Additionally, students began investigating the relationship between organic and inorganic materials by planting seeds in potting soil and perlite. Over the coming weeks, we will observe and collect data on the planting cup ecosystems and how each material may affect plant growth.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS📌
We will finish up Chapter 13. As of now, we're planning for a final assessment on Thursday.
Our Poetry unit will culminate with an in-depth look at Kwame Alexander's award winning poem, The Undefeated.
Students will continue moving through the research process for their expository nonfiction essays.
Our study of Ecosystems will continue this week!
Monday, May 8th Band Concert at Hersey
Wednesday, May 17th Track Meet @ South 4-6pm
Monday, May 22nd All Day Moana Rehearsal
Tuesday, May 23rd Band Concert @ Patton 9:15
Tuesday, May 23rd Afternoon Moana Rehearsal
Tuesday, May 23rd Hersey Senior Walk @ 3:15
Wednesday, May 24th Moana 9:30-11/7-8:30
Thursday, May 25th Moana 9:30-11/7-8:30
Friday, May 26th School Improvement Day-No School
Monday, May 29th Memorial Day-No School
Monday, June 5th Spirit Day (AM) & Recognition @ TMS-7pm
Tuesday, June 6th Fifth Grade Trip
Wednesday, June 7th Last Day of School/Clap Out