Spring break just ended, and everyone is getting used to the cold weather, and the normal routine.
In reading our class just finished reading the phantom tollbooth in read aloud! Now during reading we are doing practice IAR tests. We are practicing pacing ourselves by trying to finish all of the questions, and the essay in ninety minutes. Our new read aloud book is Running Out Of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
In writing everyone in our class got an essay grading rubric and we are grading IAR essays. The IAR essays are essays that kids from different schools have done during the tests in the past. (the tests are already graded by professionals, of course.) We hold up the number grade on our fingers that we think was their score, and then Ms. Bierbower told us the real grade. (but we never knew the person’s name!)
In science we are taking the information from the decibel reader, and seeing what makes the sound louder, and what makes the sound softer. We took the instruments clarinet, viola, violin, trumpet and saxophone, and learned how you can play them softer and louder. We also learned how they make high and low pitches. But some of the days we just did the practice tests or did read aloud.
In math our class has been rotating around to different teachers. In Ms. Michael’s classroom, we have been doing Geometry. In Mrs. Anshell’s classroom, we have been doing story problems. In Mr. Howe’s classroom, we have been doing measurement. And in Miss. Bierbower’s classroom we learned tricks for division.
Our class got a curveball getting used to school after spring break, but we had a great week!