Using their Migration topics, students continued to work on gathering informational text to use for research purposes. Our main focus this week was on synthesizing our thoughts and ideas, so that we can prepare for the writing process. Students enjoyed meeting with their historical fiction book clubs, and engaging in our read aloud text that is also based on Migration.
This week, students took all their background knowledge about multiplication, and dove straight into division! Using the rap: Divide, Multiply, and Subtract, Bring It On Down and Bring It On Back, students learned how to use a place value chart and standard algorithm to do long division. Mrs. Hauser also went over multiplication tests from last week, so please make sure to ask your student about their scores.
This week, students spent a majority of their inquiry and writing time researching their Migration topics. Towards the end of the week, students reviewed their notes, and chose three subtopics to focus on. Starting next week, students will begin writing their informational papers bases on their Migrations.
Next Wednesday, December 20th, we will be having our holiday class party. Due to early release, the party will take place from 12:30-1:30pm, and students will leave for Winter Break directly after. There will be no homework (reading log/vocabulary) over the break, so please enjoy this time with family and friends!
- Tuesday, December 19th- Reading Logs due/ Vocabulary Test
- Wednesday, December 20th- Holiday Class Party 12:30-1:30pm
- Thursday, December 21st- Wednesday, January 3rd- Winter Break