|This is me at 100 years old|
This week in reading our essential question was "How are kids around the world different?" We read stories about kids from different parts of the world and how they play different games, eat different foods and do different things in school. I think the most interesting thing to the students was that in Japan, the students take off their outside shoes and put on inside shoes. We did a lot of comparing and contrasting between customs in our country to customs in other countries.
We learned about similies. We practiced identifying what was being compared in a similie by reading sentences like: Andrew was as sly as a fox and; She was as blind as a bat.
In math our focus is still on fractions. We learned about equivalent fractions this week even played a game with fraction cards. Next week we will end the unit on fractions. Then we will be reviewing all of the skills we have learned thus far this year and the students will be given a Mid-Year Assessment.
In social studies, we ended our chapter on service jobs by conducting a "Career Fair." Each student created a puppet of a specific job. They wrote a description of that job on the back. During the "Career Fair" the students walked around and introduced themselves and told each other about their job.
|A news reporter|
In science, we continued investigating our liquids. We talked about the properties of liquids and compared them to the properties of solids.
In celebration of Black History Month, the students watched a video and read a Scholastic News about Harriet Tubman. The students were very impressed with the bravery that this woman had.
Next week is Dr. Seuss Spirit Week. Please refer to the "Class News" tab for what to do each day. Also, just a reminder that book reports are due on Friday, March 7.
Have a great weekend.