- Students worked in pairs and small groups to perform Readers' Theaters of The Tiger Rising. We learned so much more about the characters and the story from watching live readings of important scenes. Sage W really brought the boisterous hotel owner Beauchamp to life. Forrest gave a passionate reading of Rob "opening up his suitcase." Rheona helped us feel how awkward it was for the principal to tell Rob to stay home from school. And there were many more moving readings. Great job students!
- Ms. Faucon taught some lessons to the class this past week, guiding students to subtract mixed numbers and helping students see both sides of the debate on bringing the Olympics to Boston.
- In Science we learned how temperature can affect the weather by causing air to move, thus creating wind. We also learned how variables in our experiment can affect our data and therefore our conclusions.
Here is the general plan for this week:
Thursday, January 22: "Understanding Our Differences"
The fifth grade will learn more about autism and how it influences people's lives.
- Engage in some nonfiction reading and vocabulary development.
- I will finish conducting the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Reading Assessments on students.
Writing and Social Studies:
- We continue working on our research papers about Colonial America. Students learn how to dig deeper with questions and looking for answers. They also learn about organizing a research paper with headings.
- Add and subtract fractions in real world situations and in word problems.
- Interpret language to form a numerical expression with fractions.
- Explain in writing the steps you take to solve a problem.
- Review and assess adding and subtracting fractions.
- Conduct experiments and observations on clouds and the water cycle.
- Write a Science Report and explain how condensation and evaporation effect weather.
Thanks for reading!