In language arts we set up See Saw. See Saw is a digital learning space that allows parents to access a digital portfolio of their child's work. The children got a chance to utilize technology to show what they knew about books they read. So far, we have included our MCBA digital book projects in See Saw. Some children have included pieces of writing. We've worked on Text Structures in guided reading, learning about cause-effect relationships. We've also done some summarizing, using cause-effect relationships to help us organize our thinking. We are currently learning about Point of View in narrative writing and are studying how to answer open response questions on the language arts MCAS test. The MCAS test for language arts will take place Tuesday, April 4-Thursday, April 6.
In Science we've created models that depict how the Earth, Sun, and stars are related to each other. We've also used these models to demonstrate how these relationships affect our seasons as well as what we see in the sky at different times of the year. The study of shadows, how they are formed and why they change size has also been part of our work. We've created multi-media book creator projects that demonstrate our understanding of all of these science concepts. Mrs. Jaffe, Mrs Lee and I have been collaborating on these projects and it has been rewarding to see the children working together to learn important space science content that is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
We are currently learning about the causes leading up to the Revolutionary War in social studies. As with the space science unit this unit is being taught in homeroom.