This week, students continued to work on reading intensely, but instead of growing ideas about the text, we focused on reading to grow ideas about our characters. Students learned that just like people, characters can be complex in many different ways. As reading detectives, we looked for clues that the author gives us to learn more about a character's desires, and we also focused on looking for character actions that the author repeats within a story.
This week, students practiced using multi-digit addition and subtraction to solve story problems. Students learned the CUBES method for solving multi-step problems in which they read the story, then circle the numbers and units, underline the question, box the action, evaluate how they will solve the problem, and solve and check their answers.
This week students worked on coming up with an action that would represent what they have learned during their first inquiry unit. Students focused on selecting something that they value, or something that is apart of their culture or community. At the end of the week, students were able to present their actions in front of their peers, and it was so fun to watch, listen, and learn from one another!
Our first holiday party will take place on Tuesday October 31st, from 2-3pm. Students will be participating in a school wide costume parade, having a holiday inspired snack, and finishing the afternoon with a fews games and crafts. If you are volunteering, please be here at 1:45 to assist in setting up, and make sure that you have passed our district wide background check. Please remember that students may only wear their costumes during the last hour of the day, and no masks, make-up, or props are allowed.
- Monday, October 30th- Art Lit.(artist Bev Doolittle)
- Tuesday, October 31st-Reading Logs due/Tiger Rising List 3 Vocabulary Test
- Tuesday, October 31st- Halloween Party
- Friday, November 3rd- No School (grading day)