Early Release Wednesday at 1:18.
As readers this week we will be learning to infer as we read. The teaching of inference skills is extremely important to students. It is a higher-order skill that is essential for students to develop to afford them access to the deepest levels of comprehension. Having a finely tuned ability to infer also has important applications in other subject areas too, particularly Math and Science.
Division is the math concept we will focus on this week. We begin learning partial quotient division and move onto long division, when students are ready. The expectation for 5th grade is for students to be accurate at partial quotient division.
Last week we investigated the Southwest and Pacific Northwest regions of the US. This week we will continue with the Eastern Woodlands and the Great Plains. We will also have a writing activity connected to these regions.
The students added pieces to their robot chassis so they can move hazardous waste into collection zones. There were some challenge opportunities presented to the class last week. Everyone did a fantastic job, and were successful in moving the toxic waste in under 2 minutes!
Here are some pictures from last week. Enjoy!