Essential Question: What can you discover when you look closely at something?
- gives facts and information
- includes text features (i.e. images with captions, headings, pictures in sequence)
Your Turn page 233-236
A Drop of Water Selection Test
Zoom in to take a closer look at our fascinating world! Students will explore our world through a microscopic lens. The week will begin with learning about the electron microscope that allows scientists to see images up to 2 million times their original sizes. The oooh's and aaah's will be heard as we see the beauty of fungus, the rivets in our fingerprints, and the basic structure of water in its varying states of matter. Students will show their understanding this week as they retell a text by summarizing the important details in a text. We will also review the structure of a text when an author chooses to sequence the events in chronological order.
Essay Focus: opinion essay
Grammar Focus: plural nouns
Nouns Ending with -y
Space Opinion Essay
To infinity and beyond... We finally wrapping up work on the space opinion essay. The students needed one more week to conference with me regarding their essay. I am finishing conferences tomorrow with the essay due Wednesday. Students who are finished are beginning research for our realistic fiction piece we will be writing regarding bullying and how to stop bullying.
Weekly Spelling Lists are posted on the Spelling Corner page.
Assignments this week:
U5W4 Spelling Sort
There will be no test on the words this week. The students will only be required to complete the spelling sort; however, the students will be required to write each word in a complete sentence.
Our spelling pattern this week is focusing on r-controlled vowels. We are looking at the patterns in words like barber, harbor, and polar to identify how a vowel that immediately precedes a "r" is "controlled" by the r and does not say its name. It is still important for students to practice the words at home even though they will not be tested on the words here at school as the repetition builds spelling fluency.
Chapter 10 Test
11.1 Angles and Fractional Parts of a Circle
WOW! The students clearly have a geometric mind as they have demonstrated great growth with being able to describe geometric objects in a 2 dimensional space. We finished chapter 10 on Monday by taking an online test for chapter 10. The scores for this test will be in the grade book no later than Wednesday. We continue our journey this week as we start to look at angles and their relationship to a circle. Students will learn how to describe the fractional parts of a clock as well as a fractional part of a circle in our math lesson Wednesday. This lesson will build a foundation that will lead into understanding that the degree measurement is simply a fractional measure of a circle.
Activity 4 Conclusion Questions
Students will begin their Energy Conversions End of the Unit Project on Tuesday as they begin researching simple machines. The students will then use this research to brainstorm ideas for solving the problem of unloading a food truck.
This week I am asking students to identify a perspective that might have changed about an object after seeing it up close. Additionally, I want students to draw a set of parallel lines and perpendicular lines with each set labeled appropriately. I hope you all have a great week and enjoy the long weekend as we do not have school Thursday through next Monday.