- The wonderful Ms. Roeder joined our class! She'll be working with us for the rest of the year. So now we have the Fantastic Four: Ms. Kimball, Ms. Theys, Ms. Faucon, and Ms. Roeder!
- Students investigated fractions using their names compared to their classmates' names. They wrote fractions for each person in the class based on the number of letters in their name.
- We read and discussed Chester's Way by Kevin Henkes, a charming story about making friends with people different than you. This was a school-wide book in honor of Inclusive Schools Week.
- In our book groups, we've had some exciting and thought-provoking discussions. The "Schooled" group finished the book!
- Instructional Rounds: Monday, December 8th. A team from Harvard comes to Underwood to collect data for us so we can learn about how we differentiate instruction as a school.
- Continue reading in our book groups.
- Discuss how a narrator's point of view influences how an event is described.
- Begin interactive read alouds that highlight different reasons why authors write.
- Take notes on Colonial America for our upcoming writing research project.
- Compare and contrast how two or more narrators describe the same event differently.
- Add and subtract fractions using fraction sticks.
- Explore ways to find equivalent fractions.
- Convert mixed numbers to and from improper fractions.
- Research Colonial America and take notes.
- A travel brochure for a colonial region.
- An advertisement to persuade Europeans to come to your colony.
- Diary entries about life in the colonies.
That's the general plan for the week! Thanks for reading.