Friday, March 31, 2017

Writing Reviews and Idioms

We have been working on writing reviews for the past couple of weeks.  Students brainstormed ideas about things they could reivew like movies, tv shows, restaurants, games and books.  They chose one of their reviews and published it on their chromebooks and made it into a book.

We also learned about idioms in reading this week.  We looked up some idioms on the internet and made our own idiom book.  Here are a few examples of our idioms...

This week in reading we also practiced finding point of view and summarizing.  We read stories about getting along with others.

In math, we took the Topic 10 test.  These will be coming home today for your review and signature.  We started Topic 11 which focuses on subtracting 3-digit numbers.

In science we learned about reversible and irreversible changes to matter.  Next week we will be doing a fun experiment to see how heat affects a certain solid.

As a fun writing assignment, we wrote a sequencing story about how to help the Easter bunny who was stuck in a hole.

Enjoy your weekend...hope for sunshine again.  🌞🌞

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

What a crazy week!  Snow storm and inservice.  We squeezed in a fun writing activity for St. Patrick's Day.  The students pretended to be a leprechaun and wrote a story about hiding their pot of gold.  Some of the interesting hiding places were space, underground and even on Jupiter.

We read poems in reading and discussed the author's feelings about the subject of their poem. Also, we discussed how the poets use similes and repetition in the poems.

In science, we look at different odd looking tools and tried to figure out what their job was. The students analyzed each tool and looked at its material and shape to see how the tool might be used.

Friday, March 3, 2017

How are kids around the world different?

This week in reading we read about kids around the world.  We compared and contrasted things they do to things we do here in our country.  In China, they celebrate new years for 15 days instead of one.  There is a popular game played in our countries called cricket which is similar to our baseball.  The students took a reading test and overall they did GREAT!!  These will come home next week for you to review and sign.

We continued to practice place value and naming numbers in different ways.  We also skip counted by 5s, 10s and 100s.  Next week we will be comparing numbers.  We will be taking a math test toward the end of the week.

We started opinion writing this week.  We brainstormed ideas of things like games, movies, books, etc. that we would like to review.  Then we started writing reviews using an introduction, giving reasons and adding examples.

In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday and keeping with our science unit, we read a book called Bartholomew and the Oobleck. We made some oobleck in class.  Then we debated whether the oobleck was a liquid or a solid.

Have a great weekend.