Sunday, January 29, 2023

Week 21

January 30-February 3

Forsythe counselor visit Tuesday morning 

Forsythe music concert field trip Friday 9:30-11:00

Reading Workshop

Our work with informational reading continues.  The class will be reading short informational pieces and identifying the text structures. 

Math

We will be adding and subtracting decimals this week.  We will also be reviewing rounding, ordering, and comparing decimals.

Social Studies

We completed our work on the branches of government last week.  We will begin our study of the Bill of Rights this week.

Science

This week our focus will be, how do zebra mussels trigger a series of cause and effect relationships in two of earth’s systems, the biosphere and the hydrosphere?

Writing

This week we hope to start drafting our informational writing pieces.  Many students are ready for this step, while others are creating chapters and constructing their contents.

Here are some pictures from last week.














Sunday, January 22, 2023

 Week 20

January 23-27

Forsythe music concert field trip Friday morning.

Reading Workshop

Our informational reading will continue this week.  Students are now writing summaries about the informational books/articles they have read.  

Math

Students will practice plotting points on a coordinate grid, we will also solve problems on coordinate grids.  Students will form ordered pairs, graph them and interpret coordinate values in context.

Social Studies

This week we will finish up our investigations into the Branches of Government and then focus on the Bill of Rights.

Science

We have started out first science unit!  The driving question for this unit is "Should we ship water to California in a time of drought?"  We have looked at Zebra Mussels and noticed positives and negatives to them in the water.  This week our focus will be, how do zebra mussels  trigger a series of cause and effect relationships in two of earth’s systems, the biosphere and the hydrosphere?

Writing

This week we will continue with our information writing.  We will rehearse what we want to write and share this with classmates.

Here are some pictures from last week.



















 

Sunday, January 15, 2023

 Week 19

January 16-20

No School Monday January 16th. Martin Luther King Day.

NWEA testing is this week. We will have the reading test on Tuesday and the math test on Friday.

Reading Workshop

Our book clubs have met, and will continue this week.  As we read non-fiction books, we will look at the text features and identify how they help us comprehend the text.

Math

The class has done a great job with ordering and comparing decimals.  This week we will be rounding decimals and learning about coordinate grids.

Social Studies

This week we will start our investigation into the Branches of Government.

Writing

We are off to a great start on our informational writing.  We have dipped our toes into selecting a topic to write about.  We will be writing an informational book, not an "All About" book. This is new territory for the class. :).

Here are some pictures from last week