Balance in the Wild - did not have time as rotations ran long
Animal Adaptations- students are finishing this up in Google Classroom
Reading Log - students should have an entry for school and home
English Language Arts
State Report: Economy - due date extended to Monday as we worked on math during writing time
unit 31 practice- spelling test tomorrow
Types of Lines- assignment p. 565 due today
Geometry Street Challenge - students had time to work on this, we will have more time to work on this tomorrow
Types of Energy rotations- students took a break from the Treehouse Challenge by taking part in energy rotations
Mrs. Deborah - we are nearing the end of our quilt project
Music- The students did a great job with the recorder concert!
The students added to their knowledge on types of energy today as they started going through energy rotations. As we wrap up our unit on energy, I wanted to take a moment to give the students time to revisit types of energy and how the PLTW units tie into the energy we use every day. The students started the energy exploration stations today and will have time to finish tomorrow. The station topics were: energy caused by friction, chemical energy, how color impacts heat absorption, electrical energy, and thermal energy.
Spotted touguins, shaky snakes, and venators, OH MY! Students synthesized the information we have learned about animal adaptations by creating their own animal. Students were tasked with choosing an environment and then creating an animal that would survive in that environment based on chosen adaptations. Students also had to use the line and shape tools in Google Drawings to create their animal. I am very impressed with the animals that the students created and the descriptions that students wrote for their animals. If you have a moment, take a look at your student's creation in Google Classroom.
Geography Street Challenge
The students will have a running project during our 2 geography units. I have tasked the students with creating their own street view using lines, angles, and geometric shapes. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to come up with the name of their town they will be creating. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning.