Last week in math we continued moving through Chapter 4. Students learned how to divide fractions., and spent time practicing how to solve real world fraction multiplication and division problems.
Our super readers continued examining Notice and Note Nonfiction. Students used the questioning stance, What Did the Author Think I Already Knew, to help them better understand nonfiction text. We also examined contrasts and contradictions in nonfiction texts, to compare and contrast differences in perspective and situations. Additionally, students continued working in their Number the Stars Literature Circle groups; reading, discussing, and exploring fiction elements.
Students completed their final personal narrative revisions and published their work! On Friday, we held another successful Gallery Walk to celebrate the completion of our unit.
We had a great week in social studies as we continued to explore the American Revolution. After examining the Loyalist, Patriot, and Neutralist perspectives, students made a choice for which side of the war they would choose, and supported this choice with specific evidence for their argument. Additionally, our class began examining the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Students learned about the meeting and tasks of the Second Continental Congress, and explored the importance of Thomas Paine's Common Sense pamphlet.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS 💡
We will finish up Chapter 4 this week and continue to build our problems solving and fact fluency skills.
This week our readers will examine the Notice & Note nonfiction signposts Extreme and Absolute Language and Number and Stats. Additionally, our Number the Stars Literature Circle groups will continue this week.
This week our writers will begin to examine fiction writing!
Our study of the American Revolution will continue this week as we further explore the Declaration of Independence.
UPCOMING EVENTS 📆
Monday, 12/12: Boston Massacre Virtual Field Trip (1:45pm)
Wednesday, 12/14: MATH MAP TEST (1:15pm)
Friday, 12/16: Candor Health Drug Education Presentation (10:30am)
Monday, 12/19: Boston Tea Party Virtual Field Trip (1:45pm)
Tuesday, 12/20: Chapter 4 Math Test
Friday, 12/23---HAPPY WINTER BREAK!!