What an eventful week!
We have continued working on our writing piece, “All About Me”. Students have finished their first drafts and are working on revising and editing. They are enjoying sharing their pieces with their peers and are working diligently on making a wonderful literary piece!
4th graders are currently looking at world biomes and learning about the differing climates, animals and people who habitat these places. 5th graders are learning about botany and are experimenting with plants! In groups, they are using air, water, and sunlight to see direct effects on the plants. 6th graders are working on Insect Island where they are continuing to classify insects as well as creating their very own insect. They shared their newly created insects with the whole class!
We began our Discovery simulation as a whole group! We will work in groups as we move further in to the simulation. Discovery recreates experiences of the early American colonists. They will learn why colonists came to North America, why they choose to settle in specific areas and what they used as natural resources. Each group will establish a government and design a flag to represent their colony.
This week, on Wednesday, students brought home a Sentinel-Tribune to read and look over with their parents. They gained familiarity with the newspaper and shared something they learned. We will do more with these weekly newspapers as time progresses.
Lastly, we completed an activity about following directions. The directions were to “read everything first”. It followed with 15 steps of instructions where they only needed to complete two of them if they “read everything first”. Please ask your student about the very important lesson they learned from this activity.
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