HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK 📌
Last week in math we finished up Chapter 4. Students practiced multiplying and dividing fractions, and solved real world multiplication and division fraction problems.
Our super readers continued examining Notice and Note Nonfiction. Students learned two more nonfiction signposts, Extreme and Absolute Language and Number and Stats.
Extreme and Absolute Language: Exaggerated, overblown, and probably untrue claims that can alert us to the strength of the author's feelings...or even the possibility that the author's work could mislead the reader.
Numbers and Stats: This signpost helps us make comparisons, draw conclusions, make inferences or generalizations, differentiate between fact or opinion, and even understand the author's purpose.
Students also continued working in their Number the Stars Literature Circle groups; reading, discussing, and exploring fiction elements.
Last week we began our next writing unit, Fiction! Students were super excited to begin exploring fiction writing elements.
Unfortunately our Social Studies time last week was swallowed up by Candor Health prep work and our presentation on Friday. We are looking forward to wrapping up our study of the Declaration of Independence this week!!
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS 💡
We will finish up Chapter 4, with our final assessment on Tuesday. We will spend the remainder of the week continuing to build our fact fluency skills.
This week our readers will examine the remaining strategies of Notice and Note Nonfiction, Additionally, our Number the Stars Literature Circle groups will come to an end this week.
This week our writers will continue 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, 12/19: Boston Tea Party Virtual Field Trip (1:45pm)
Tuesday, 12/20: Chapter 4 Math Test
Friday, 12/23---HAPPY WINTER BREAK!!
Tuesday, 1/10: Classes Resume!