Our Halloween Countdown wraps up this week...please enjoy the picture below of our Fort Friday classroom! ⛺️ 🔦 We even had a special visit from our 1st Grade Buddies and loved reading in our forts together!
Last week in math we began Chapter 3: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions. Students learned how to multiply fractions and whole numbers, along with proper fractions. We also practiced solving real world fraction problems.
Our small groups are up and running and we were able to devote our time continuing to focus on growing our fiction comprehension skills. We also moved along in our whole class book club, Rules, and practiced are final three book club roles: Summarizer, Dictionary Detective, and Illustrator.
The Summarizer's job is to write a summary of the reading and present it to their group. In trying to capture the general idea/key points of the reading, students practiced using our summary formula:
SOMEBODY: the character
WANTED: what the character wanted
BUT: what the problem was
SO: how the character reacted to the problem
THEN: how the character solved the problem
The Dictionary Detective identifies two unknown or important words from the reading. The words are defined and used in sentences and then shared with the group to discuss.
The Illustrator's job is to try to visualize the reading and create some kind of picture that is related to the reading. It can be a poster, flow chart, Venn Diagram, stick figure scene, cartoon....anything that can retell an important event from the reading.
Last week our writers continued to explore personal narratives. We examined examples of narratives that focused on valuable lessons learned in life, and we practiced incorporating sensory details into our own narratives to engage readers.
Last week in social studies, students examined our next chapter: Slavery in the Americas. As a class, we explored what life was like in South Africa and the European Slave Trade. We also examined triangular trade, surviving the Middle Passage, slavery in the colonies, and what life was like for an enslaved person.
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS 📌
Students will learn how to multiply improper fractions and mixed numbers.
Our Rules Book Club will continue this week!
We will continue moving through our Personal Narrative unit. This week, students will select a draft for publication and begin the revision process.
Our American Revolution unit will begin this week as we examine the rising tensions in the colonies.
Monday, 10/31: HALLOWEEN PARADE (1:45pm) and PARTY!!
Wednesday, 11/8 @ 10:15am: CoGAT Testing
Thursday, 11/9 @ 10:15: CoGAT Testing