We started the day by looking at the figurative language used in the short story, Celia Cruz. The students learned about similes, metaphors, onomatopoeias, and personification. We discussed how the use of figurative language allows the reader to truly visualize what is happening in the story and connect with the characters. We will continue looking at the figurative language used in Celia Cruz throughout the week.
We discussed the word disposition today during our word of the day. The students discussed how the disposition of someone can change how you react to them and how to describe another person's disposition. We have been focusing our attention on how we can change our disposition if it is not helping with the success of ourselves or others.
Our afternoon ended with an experiment with high and low pressure. The students used a balloon, string, a straw, and chairs to test what would happen with the size if the pressure system changes. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to tell what was the high pressure and the low pressure in the experiment. The students should state that the air around the balloon was the high pressure pushing on the low pressure system in the balloon. Have a wonderful night and I look forward to another great day of learning!