- With the other fifth grade classes, we celebrated the publishing of our first research papers on a topic about Colonial America. Students did a great job presenting a highlight from their research to a large group of their peers!
- Ms. Faucon taught a fun and interactive lesson on negative numbers to help students learn practical uses for them. Students were moving all over the room!
- During reading, Ms. Faucon also taught an exciting lesson about what is and isn't a memoir, and showed us how authors use places they remember to spark their memoirs.
- We met with our first grade reading buddies and read aloud some of their favorite stories.
- Since we had 2 snow days the previous week and had 5 students absent on Friday, I had to push many of our plans into this upcoming week.
Here is the general plan for this week:
The Winter Concert will be Monday, February 23rd from 7:30pm-8:30pm.
- We continue our unit on reading Memoirs. Students will examine why authors write memoirs, what feelings, insights, or experiences are they expressing, and how authors' unique perspectives influence the telling of the memoir.
Writing and Social Studies:
- We will enter our research and writing Phase 2. We will study how to make our informational writing compelling. We will learn how to examine primary sources for a research topic in small groups. We will also learn to guide our research through questioning. Lastly, we will study ways to structure our draft.
- Take a short assessment on division to check student progress.
- Create line plots from fractional data.
- Review for the Unit 7 assessment on: exponents, powers of 10, grouping symbols, numerical expressions, and line plots.
- Track student progress with the Unit 7 assessment. Students then answer an open response puzzle using a combination of operations.
- Review traits of weather and climate using questions taken from previous 5th grade MCAS tests and BrainPop.
- We will also explore some other features of weather, the water cycle, and energy transfer using real life situations --ice dams and snow melt!
Thanks for reading! As always, please contact me with any questions, comments, or feedback.