This week, students continued to practice the skill of reading non-fiction text by paying extra attention to unknown words. When wanting to determine the words meaning, students were taught to look inside, and around the word for clues. Knowledge of things like root words, and prefixes, and suffixes helped students define what a word meant, and if that wasn't possible, they could always look at text features like pictures, to identify the unknown word.
This week, students focused on their last concept of Module 3 by revisiting multiplication. Only this time, students learned how to multiply two digit by two digit numbers. Using area model and partial product, students broke down each step so that by the end of the week, they were able to solve these tricky problems with the standard algorithm. *Next week, students will take the end of Module 3 test on Thursday, February 1st.
This week, students began looking at our second line of inquiry, which explores how innovation can be used to express creativity. During this time, students had a number of opportunities to show their creative sides by learning how to make origami, and a light up LED card. Throughout both these experiences, students used their knowledge of energy to help guide their thinking, and they were inspired by a video called Austin's Butterfly, in which they focused on how things can always be made better.
- Tuesday, January 30th- Reading Logs due/ Vocabulary Test
- Wednesday, January 31st- Continent Club
- Thursday, February 1st- Module 3 Math Test
- Friday, February 2nd- Grading Day: NO SCHOOL