In ELA we are reading the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. We are learning to write highly detailed summaries and to quote the text in our guided reading groups. I am impressed with the discussions students are having about their reading as they fill in graphic organizers and use their notes to create written responses to literature.
In science we are continuing to write research papers on animal adaptations. The children have written fact strips, cut them out, arranged them on graphic organizers, developed topic sentences and clinchers, and will soon begin to draft their research.
I hope everyone has a terrific February Vacation!