What a great Tuesday! The students started out the day continuing to learn about the Atlantic States. We are focusing on making generalizations and use text clues to help visualize what we are reading. Students make generalizations when they look at a set of facts, determine what is alike with the facts, and make a general statement about all of the facts. Students use visualization to help them experience what they are reading in order to create a deeper understanding of the text. Both of these reading strategies have helped us gain a deeper understanding of the Atlantic States.
Students used their schema we have created the last couple days to change units within the customary system. We will continue to use this skill tomorrow in order to master how to change units within our system. As students pointed out, we use this skill when we cook, measure, and in many other life experiences.
Physical and chemical changes were the focal point with our science lesson today. I used a StudyJams video on Physical and Chemical changes in class to introduce the difference between these two types of changes. The students then experience two different experiments showing changes. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to explain how they saw a chemical change occur. The students should mention how the baking soda and vinegar or the yeast, sugar, and water went through a chemical change. We saw this from seeing the gas blowing up the balloon.
I will be out tomorrow for a doctor's appointment. I anticipate being in class Thursday and Friday with Friday being my last day in class until March. I want to thank all of you for your kind words of support. I will make sure to post when baby Gray is born, of course with pictures. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!
I am a fourth grade teacher going on my seventh year of teaching. I have truly loved every year that I have taught and I look forward to sharing classroom activities we take part in during this upcoming school year!