Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mid February Update!

In math we've completed our unit on decimals.  We began fractions today with a cooperative activity where we found equivalent fractions using fraction strips. A letter introducing the new unit (Topic 9) was sent home today.

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!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Vocabulary Workshop

Hi Everyone,

The correct password for Vocabulary Workshop is:

VWLAAS9FBQT4

There was a typo in the back to school information given out in September.