2/9-2/12 No School
2/20 ABT Trip Field Trip - time to be announced
2/28 End of Second Trimester
This week students will review the reading comprehension skills of determining the author's point of view and reread to better understand. The students will use a SuperScience issue to analyze two different texts on the topic of climate change and a city built out of ice. Additionally, the students will get to gain a deeper look at GMO vs. Non-GMO crops during our small group reading time. The most exciting piece of this week will come in the research students will do as they find important quotes and actions from people who impacted their community(ies). Students have paired up with a partner to research important people who have impacted the United States. The students will then create an infographic to share the insights each group gains during their research.
We have begun our adventures into fractions as we look at fractions equivalence, simplifying fractions, and finding common denominators. Students will look first at how to find an equivalent fraction using models as well as find an equivalent fraction using multiplication. Additionally, students will look at writing a fraction in simplest form using models as well as division.
Last week students looked at the rubric that will be used to grade their animal research. This week students will look at the structure of a five paragraph essay and how they can write an introduction paragraph as well as organize their research using a t-chart outline. The animal dioramas will be due February 13th. The students will have time to work on their reports and presentation slides in class. The students are responsible for completing their animal dioramas at home.
1. What are the parts of a 5 paragraph essay? Students should mention an introduction sentence, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph.
2. Students will need to generate at least 2 equivalent fractions for the fraction 3/4 using a model or multiplication.