This week, our main goal was to pick a chapter book that we could easily finish by Spring Break. Many students took a small pause from some of the larger chapter books they've been working on such as the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, and instead focused on shorter books that are more fast, fun, and easy. Many students found themselves reading series books such as I Survived, Andrew Clements, Nancy Drew, Westward Home, Goosebumps, or Magic Treehouse. Mrs. Hauser conferenced with each student to ensure that they chose a book that was appropriate for their "just right" reading level, and next week students will work on writing a summary of their book choice.
This week, students continued to work on using multiplication and division to show equivalent fractions. On Wednesday, the class took a small math assessment that reflected their knowledge of the concepts we had been working on. On Thursday, we transitioned to using benchmark fractions as a way of comparing two or more fractions on a number line!
This week, students spent most of their time researching a bill or law of their choosing. When students couldn't find a bill or law that spoke to their personal values or interests, they wrote their own. After summarizing each bill or law, and sharing why it was important to them, students worked on creating a cartoon to accompany it. Next week, students will work in committees to create a bill that the class will then vote on, and hopefully become a new law for our classroom.
This week during Art Literacy, students explored the work of Russian artist Marc Chagall. Students participated in creating modernized art that reflected the Jewish artists style and color influence. Students art can be found on display outside our classroom!
Student Art Calendar Contest
The 14th Annual Student Art Calendar contest is officially underway. The theme this year, offered by the Springville K-8 first grade is: What on Earth Can We Do? The contest is open to all K-12 BSD students and the contest guidelines and entry form can be found on the Energy & Resource Conservation web site here. The contest deadline is April 12, 2018.
- Tuesday, March 20th- Reading Logs Due/Vocabulary Test
- Wednesday, March 21st- District Wide Innovation Fair @ Aloha High School (5-8pm)
- Thursday, March 22nd-Field Trip to State Capitol
- Monday, March 26th- Friday, March 30th- SPRING BREAK