* Thursday, April 27th Recorder Concert at 2:15 in the gym.
* Thursday, April 27th Reading NWEA in the morning.
* Monday, May 1st - Wednesday, May3rd Finish NWEA testing
Essential Question: How can learning about the past help you understand the present?
- takes place in the past.
- includes realistic characters, events, and settings.
- may include real people and actual events.
- includes dialogue.
Too Many Tourists? Show Your Science Smarts
Your Turn page 253-256
"The Game of Silence" Selection Test
What are traditions? How do traditions differ between cultures? This week students will begin our last unit of reading, "Past, Present, and Future." Students will learn how we can look at the heritage of others and ourselves to better understand each other. The students were sent home with the packet for this month's research project, "Heritage Museum." As described in the packet, the "Heritage Museum" will provide students an opportunity to learn about their ancestors as well as gain an appreciation for the traditions, celebrations, etc. that are part of one's family unit. Please read the packet sent home at the beginning of the week, complete the half sheet questionnaire, and return the questionnaire to school no later than Monday, May 1st. We will begin our research on Monday as our Heritage Museum will be Wednesday, May 24th.
Essay Focus: narrative non-fiction
- Common and Proper Nouns
- Capitalization Review
Common and Proper Nouns worksheet
Stop Bullying Narrative Non-Fiction story lead and body.
Students will continue writing their stories on the topic of "Stop Bullying." The focus for this week's writing will center around starting a lead and writing descriptive words to describe characters, events, and settings.
Weekly Spelling Lists are posted on the Spelling Corner page.
Assignments this week:
U6W1 Spelling Sort
Ending /en/ sounds
Chapter 11 Test
8.1 Multiples of Unit Fractions and 8.2 Multiples of Fractions
Precision is the buzz word this week in math. Students continue to work on their skills with measuring angles as they must use their protractor precisely as a means to get the correct measure of an angle. Students will look at how to measure angles that are part of a circle as well as use their understanding of joining/separating angles to determine the measure of an unknown angle. Students will have a knowledge demonstration on Wednesday for chapter 11. We will then move onto multiplying fractions.
Activity 5 Food Bank Problem
Students will continue our research with simple machines as a means to solve our tasked problem of moving food off of a food bank truck. The students will need to use at least 1 simple machine in their design. This week the students will use both days to build a model to solve the Food Bank Truck problem.
The first code is for students to identify one key detail they learned last week during our small group reading. The second task for this week's code is for students to give a brief summary of their narrative non-fiction bully story. I look forward to a wonderful week of learning.