This week, students were introduced to their new unit of study which focuses on informational text. Students learned about all the different text features that can be found within a book, and we discussed how these items can help us when gathering information for research. Students also took part in a non-fiction pre-assessment, where they read and interpreted two articles about Ellis Island.
This week, students began their new area of study by focusing on informational writing. Students took a pre-assessment where they were asked to write a story informing their reader about something they knew a lot about. As a class, we then learned about the five different types of text structures: description, cause and effect, compare and contrast, sequence and order, and problem and solution.
This week, students continued working on multiplication, and continued learning 4 different ways to solve a problem. Partial product, standard algorithm, distributive property, and area model were all taught. By the end of the week, students got to choose whichever method worked best for them in order to solve multi-step story problems.
This week, students continued working on their Migration unit by exploring the difference between a primary and secondary source. Thanks to the Oregon Historical Society, we were given a trunk filled with artifacts from the Oregon Trail, and students had a great time investigating the purpose of each item. Students were also very excited to learn what their Migration topics were, and with the help of Ms. Bailey (our PYP coordinator), they were able to generate questions they had based on their individual topics.
- Tuesday, December 5th- Reading Logs due/ Vocabulary Test
- Tuesday, December 5th- Wonder Movie
- Wednesday, December 20th- Holiday Class Party 12:30-1:30pm
- Thursday, December 21st- Wednesday, January 3rd- Winter Break