The students are using their understanding of narrative writing and ecosystems to write a story that will encourage the main character to stop destroying the habitat. We are using the story The Great Kapok Tree as a structure for how to write our stories. In this fictional piece, a man tries to chop down a kapok tree. After falling asleep, the animals of the rainforest persuade the man to leave the rainforest and not chop down the tree. The students have successfully combined their research and their writing abilities to begin their stories. I look forward to reading the final pieces.
The students continued using their place-value skills today as we mastered our understanding of decimal place-value. I am so very proud of all of the students as they question what would happen to a decimal number if different digits are added or taken away from the number. It is very clear the students are ready to go on to converting decimals to fractions.
We are all energized about different forms of energy. The students presented their ThingLinks today that explained what they have learned so far about energy. We have gone over chemical, mechanical, light, nuclear, and thermal energy. I am so very impressed with all the students have taken in as we continue learning about energy. The assignment notebook code is for your student to show you their ThingLink and to write one component they learned. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another day of learning!