Using their Migration topics, students continued to work on reading and interpreting informational text. This week, we focused on determining the main idea, while looking for subtopics amongst our reading, so we could generate notes for our upcoming papers. Students were also given a historical fiction book based on their Migrations, and will be reading and discussing their stories in book clubs with their peers.
This week, students practiced their paragraphing skills by writing an informational summary based on the Oregon Trail. After reading an informational text, students focused on the main idea of the article, and then used a "Step up to Writing" graphic organizer to jot down their reasons and examples for supporting the main idea. Next week, students will practice these same steps when writing about their own Migration topic.
This week, students finished their last lesson on Multiplication, and prepared themselves for their mid-module assessment at the end of the week. Students worked with their classmates to solve a multi-step story problem, had lots of practice using standard algorithm, and took a practice test to help them get ready. *Please look for your students graded test sometime next week!
This week, students continued to work on gathering resources for their Migration unit. Using both books, and safe internet searches like Destiny, students began the research portion of their project. Throughout the remainder of the week, students picked three main ideas about their Migration, and collected notes which will help them in writing their informational papers.
- Monday, December 11th- Guest Speaker: Migration Share- Mina Nguyen
- Tuesday, December 12th- Reading Logs due/ Vocabulary Test
- Thursday, December 14th- Guest Speaker: Local Children's Book Author- Kyle B. Hart
- Friday, December 15th- Wooden Nickel Party: Gingerbread Houses
- Wednesday, December 20th- Holiday Class Party 12:30-1:30pm
- Thursday, December 21st- Wednesday, January 3rd- Winter Break