This week our class switched from a half-hour of social studies, to a half- hour of science. This is Lauren and Charlie! The new bloggers!
In math right now we are practicing our addition and subtraction strategies. In addition we just learned four new strategies they are: standard algorithm, friendly numbers, split it all up, and finally the give and take strategy. Also we recently got our new student and homework packets for the units we think that this unit is going well but we're still waiting for the next unit!!!
Currently in reading our class just finished our biography figures, with our famous figures, King Tut, Jane Goodall, Benjamin Franklin, Roald Dahl , And Frida Kahlo. When you come to conferences make sure that you look at the bulletin board outside the classroom to check out our creations! Our goal is to finish the Phantom Tollbooth before we have to leave on spring break!!!
Right now in writing we are working on our literary essays if your wondering what a literary essay is it's a essay based on a book. So think it this way your writing about reading. Right now we are all writing ours on a book called fox fox is about a bird that loses its wing and gets rescued by a dog later in the book a fox takes the bird away and ditches it in a desert to teach them what it is like to be alone.
Currently in science we are learning about sound. We did a project where our table group made up a noise that you can repeatedly do, like snapping. Then we got assigned jobs, one person was in charge of holding the ipad, one was the sound reader, then the recorder, and lastly the person who makes the noise. We travelled around the school using the app Decibel X, and we wrote down if the lights were on, what room we were in, and how loud the noise was. Then we looked for patterns in the rooms, and the differences.
This week we have conferences we all know Ms.Bierbower is going to say good things about us. This week we had two half days and a no school on friday!
We had a great time this week in Math, Reading, Writing, Science, and we hope that we got good reports in conferences. We also hope that you like us, the new bloggers.
How ya’ doin’?
In math we are doin’ rounding. We learned about the different strategies you can use to add.
In reading we are still reading The Phantom Tollbooth. We are finishing up making our people out of paper and writing an All About Me for them.
In writing we are using prompts and talking about our biography person’s traits.
In Social Studies we are also doing biographies. We also finished up our work on the Civil War.
For the Sizzlin’ Strings festival we went to Marie Murphy, the junior high, and watched their orchestra and the Avoca orchestra play songs on their string instruments. Great job!
Sizzlin’ Strings waz da best!!! The rest of the week was great, too!
Color Crews!Read Now
this is how are week went
In math, we stopped switching classes and are now brushing up on our rounding skills.
In social studies, we are learning about the end of the war.
In reading, we are reading the Phantom Tollbooth. In our biography work, we are making a chart with our group about the obstacles our person faced, the solution, why it’s important, and how it connects to the person’s life.
In writing, we are reading the book Fox and writing paragraphs about the characters traits.
On Tuesday, we had Color Crew day!! We wore orange and played board games. And some of us switched classes. Kindergarten through 2nd grade also played with us.
We loved color crew day and playing all those board games! We had a great week!
This week was fun! We will tell you about what we did.
On math we had a test about decimals and fractions. Friday was our last day of switching to different classes.
In social studies, we learned about the Battle of Gettysburg and life as a soldier.
In reading we are reading The Phantom Tollbooth. We are also reading biographies about Roald Dahl, Jane Goodall, Frida Kahlo, King Tut, and Benjamin Franklin.
In writing, we read other people’s Jumanji 2 stories. We are starting to write literary essays.
On Friday, we had a Read-a-thon! The whole class got to read all day. We got to wear pajamas and bring stuffed animals, blankes, pillows, and all of the comfy stuff!
This week was a very exciting week with the Read-A-Thon!