Close Read of Tomas and His Sons- Students used evidence from the text to support claims regarding the characters and situations in the text.
Write to Source: Mashup of Princess and the Pizza and Tomas and His Sons - Students started the pre-write for this short story during class.
English Language Arts
The Great Mail Race Letter- one last class day to revise and publish
Types of Sentences Worksheet - due today
unit 1 week 1 The Princess and The Pizza practice - Students will have a test on Friday.
Lesson 1.6 Adding Whole Numbers - assigned page 41 due today
* Reminder: Tomorrow is a half day with dismissal at noon.
Our reading curriculum, Wonders, provides students with many opportunities to write to the source in order to gain mastery of responding to the text based on details from the text. After review both fairy tales, the students were given the prompt to create a "mash-up" explaining what would happen if the main characters from Tomas and His Sons and The Princess and the Pizza were to meet. The students showed that they understood the concept of using fairy tales in a way to entertain their audience. I look forward to seeing the final product for the stories the students are creating as it is clear the students understood the writing style of the authors and the structure of a fairy tale.
After working with addition for 3 days, I can say that all students are officially addition rockstars! I am very impressed with each student's ability to regroup and add larger numbers. We will continue working on finding estimates in order to determine the reasonableness of a given answer.
Potential and Kinetic Energy Preview
We are moving on to the next activity in our PLTW science unit. The students will learn about potential and kinetic energy during our science lesson on Friday. I am giving students an opportunity to do some exploration learning before Friday. I have included a link to a simulation below. The simulation will show what happens to kinetic and potential energy as the roller coaster moves along the track. Students should notice that the potential energy increases as the roller coaster cars get to the top of the track and the kinetic energy increases as the roller coaster cars reach the bottom. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to write a brief summary of their observations. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!