Wow! Another snow day! I hope everyone is staying safe and warm and not going stir crazy. I have posted a “Boredom Buster” assignment on edmodo for students to have fun with! I have been putting my “extra” days to good use by grading papers and preparing for conferences this week. I have also managed to do a little baking with my boys. A great way to work on those measurement skills!
Last week in Room 16:
Math: We began Unit 4 which is all about Algebraic Expression. We have been working with variables and writing equations that we can use to solve word problems. Everyone is doing great with this! We also began using Math Workshop, where everyone receives small group instruction of the concept and then rotates to different activities to reinforce the concept. Remind your child that they can always go to the Splash Math app on their ipad and select the Algebra chapter. We are working on the algebraic expression sections.
Reading: We are continuing to explore the Fantasy genre. We have been discovering what is happening along with Percy in The Lightning Thief. We have been taking notes and writing down our thinking every few pages so that we can keep rack of all that is happening.
Writing: We have finished up our Personal Essays (I will be grading the on demand pieces today!) and will begin our Informational Writing Unit. Students will be choosing an event or historical person from our Black History month studies to write and informational book about.
Social Studies: We are learning about the history of slavery and the Civil Rights movement in the United States as a part of Black History month studies. Last week we learned about slavery in the United States and the Underground Railroad.
Please stay safe and warm! I look forward to seeing everyone a conferences and sharing all the amazing things your children are accomplishing! This truly is a great class that amazes me every day!