The students finished reading the non-fiction piece A Balance in the Wild last week. We learned so many different facts about ecosystems, how we are all connected, and what humans can do to minimize our impact on the environment. We finished reading the fiction piece The Great Kapok Tree today. The students read this fantasy book that details how chopping down trees in the rainforest impacts many animals. We are now using this structure to write a narrative piece. The students will be writing a piece in an ecosystem of their choice describing how human choices impact all living organisms in the ecosystem.
We continue to learn about our great state of Montana during our MT History lessons. The students learned about the various state symbols and how they represent our state. We will continue learning about Montana and how we became a state during the remainder of the year.
The students have learned about lines of symmetry this week in math. Today, the students used American Indian culture to showcase how lines of symmetry are present in American Indian beadwork. We will begin to learn about decimals and how the relate to fractions in the weeks to come.
The code for tonight is for the students to identify one type of energy we discussed yesterday during our PLTW energy conversion lesson. The students will need to mention mechanical, chemical, electrical, thermal, light, or nuclear energy. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!