In language arts we completed our research on planets and learned how to craft our own sentences from research notes. We drafted paragraphs that will be published as book creator projects. We also began our preparation for MCAS by comparing and contrasting poetry through essay writing. Additionally, we are studying point of view in non-fiction and fiction writing. We wrote brief research reports on the flu, writing about the causes of the flu and how to prevent it. This is a timely topic!
|Students doing research on the planets using the two column note method.|
|A student uses a white board to turn research notes into running text.|
In math we completed the addition and subtraction of fractions and are now learning how to multiply fractions. An important component to understanding fractions is being able to demonstrate your math thinking through pictures. We are actively engaged in this effort on a daily basis through the use of class presentations. During the Solve and Share each table group solves a real world math problem and sketches their work on the white board. Group members then explain their thinking to the class.
|Students prepare math thinking to share during the Solve and Share.|