Thursday, December 17, 2020

December 18th

 Reading: This week we revisited how predictions help us as readers.  We focused on how they can change as we get further into a text.  

Math: This week we wrapped up chapter 3 and took our test.The students showed their knowledge of addition with two-digit numbers with and without regrouping.  

Writing: We had fun writing our opinions about whether we would rather spend a snowy day outside in a snow fort or indoors. The students went through the entire writing process independently, and their final pieces turned out great!

Science: This week we learned about Earth's materials that make up our landforms.  We observed sandstone, granite, calcite, talc, lava, sand and soil, then discussed their properties and what types of landforms each is found in. 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

December 13th

Science: We continued our erosion science unit, and we learned about landforms. We created landforms out of salt dough, and next we will add color to make our models look more realistic. Throughout the next portion of this unit, we will talk about what landforms are made of, and we will observe and describe properties of the Earth's materials that make up landforms.

Reading: This week we participated in a virtual author visit with Laura Numeroff. She is the author of many great books including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. We got to see some of her favorite books that she has written, and she shared how she gets ideas for many of her stories.

Writing: Our most recent opinion writing was all about which animal we think makes the best pet. Everyone generated an opinion along with three reasons and supporting details. This writing piece is currently displayed in our hallway, and they all turned out great!

Math: This week we wrapped up chapter 3. On Monday and Tuesday, we will be reviewing the key concepts of adding two-digit numbers, and our test will be next Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

November 24th

Even though we had a short two day week at school, we packed it full of fun learning activities! We read Thanksgiving themed books, wrote thankful friendly letters, and we worked on two large projects. For our first project, we transformed into doctors that worked the Place Value Hospital. We performed surgery on expanded form numbers to turn them into standard form numbers. 

Our second project was a STEM activity. We learned all about the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade while reading a book called Balloons Over Broadway. Next, we created buildings with their windows in arrays, and then we attached our ideas for a balloon float. Each student received a balloon, and their first job was to transform it into a balloon animal. Then they had to create a device that would help suspend their balloon as they walked with it in a parade. Check out some of the creative ideas below!

Friday, November 20, 2020

November 20th

Reading: We explored several great nonfiction books, and we used our skills to learn a lot of new information about tigers, fish, and more. We also have been talking about the importance of selecting good books so that we can continue to have good reading stamina.

Writing: This week we went through the writing process as we wrote our opinions about turkeys. We organized our ideas with a web, we wrote a draft, added adjectives, edited our writing, and published our work to Seesaw. 

Math: We wrapped up our chapter about place value, and next week we will be working on a fun hands-on activity called Place Value Hospital. 

Science: Our class learned about why leaves change color in the Fall. We learned about chlorophyll and we studied our leaves. We used our leaves to make leaf rubbings, and then we tried our best to identify what type of trees our leaves came from.

STEM Bin Challenge: Check out the tunnels we created!