HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK💡
Last week in math we wrapped up Chapter 1. Students reviewed the major concepts from the unit and took the final assessment on Wednesday. Way to go, 5-1!! They worked hard and did extremely well on our super long first chapter of the year!!
Last week's reading workshop focused on theme. Students identified common themes in fiction and brainstormed theme ideas for our previous read aloud, Towers Falling. With this text in mind, we learned a structure to use when finding the theme and supporting it with specific evidence from the text.
Our writing focus last week shifted from creators to editors as we examined the writing process. Students began by selecting a draft from their writing notebook to use for publication. After selecting drafts, we spent the remainder of the week revising our work. Students looked for places in their writing that were confusing or needed to be deleted., and met with writing partners to collect peer feedback.
We began wrapping up our Earth in Space unit last week with a super fun examination of the planets and constellations. Using the app Sky View, students put to test their knowledge of "objects" in the sky, and participated in a scavenger hunt to learn more about planets and stars. We also reviewed the major concepts from our unit, and took a final assessment on Friday..
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS📌
We are on to Chapter 2: Fractions and Mixed Numbers. This week we will focus on fractions as division expressions, and practice adding unlike fractions and mixed numbers.
Our mini-lessons this week will focus on activating schema, guidelines for conversations, elements of a story, and utilizing a framework for summarizing.
Writers this week will continue to revise their story drafts. We will focus on revising for overused words and strong opening sentences. Students will also proofread for spelling and punctuation, and have another opportunity to peer confer!
Our Colonization unit will begin this week!
UPCOMING EVENTS 📆
Monday, 10/2: Picture Day 📸
Thursday, 10/12: NO SCHOOL (Conferences)
Friday, 10/13: NO SCHOOL (Conferences)
**See our HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN below that begins on Monday, October 16th!