- Students did a fantastic job analyzing primary and secondary sources about their research topic. I gave them a packet of pictures and quotes to review. They looked for facts and figures, as well as perspectives and patterns. Then students shared their findings in a number of insightful discussions. Bravo!
- We launched our investigative math unit called, "Parks and Playgrounds." Students solve real world problems involving fraction multiplication and division using a variety of strategies. We share those strategies in a Math Congress. It's amazing to see the creative ways students model their thinking.
- Our MCs for All School Meeting, Nathan and Julia, did a fantastic job leading the assembly. They were loud, clear, and confident --great role models for the entire school. Great job!
Here is the general plan for this week:
Early Dismissal on Thursday, March 12th: Parent teacher conferences
Link to the Conference Schedule.
- We begin guided reading book groups on Memoir this week.
Writing and Social Studies:
- We continue with Phase 2 of our informational writing unit, which focuses on historical research writing. This week, we will draft our historical writing. We will then examine structures of published informational writing for inspiration. We will analyze multiple perspectives to the same event and try to incorporate different perspectives into our own writing.
- We continue our fun unit on multiplying and dividing fractions called, "Parks and Playgrounds." This unit presents real life situations to students and encourages them to try a variety of strategies to solve complex problems. Students work on multiplying fractions by whole numbers, breaking fractions into friendlier parts, understanding the relationship between multiplication and division, investigating ratios, and using models and drawings to show thinking clearly.
Thanks for reading! As always, please contact me with any questions, comments, or feedback.