Happy Friday! Here is what has been happening this week, Oct. 24-28:
Language Arts: This week we have dug into how characters are developed in stories, particularly how authors create realistic characters by having main characters have both likable and unlikeable traits. We've had some fantastic discussions in class about how the main characters in our class novels are being portrayed. We have also spent time working on writing about reading with a particular focus on capturing big ideas that will likely play a role later in the story.
Math: This week in math we continued working on ratios. We learned how to find the cost per item as well as look at constant speed and rate. They are also learning how to use and make double number line diagrams to compare equivalent ratios.
History -. We are wrapping up our unit on the Stone Age. There will be a test on Tuesday, November 1st. We spent time this week ensuring that our notes were complete and reviewing ways to study for history tests and we practiced several of those ways in class. Students have a written list of ways to study at the very back of their history notebooks.
Science - The cell projects are absolutely amazing! I am so impressed with the hard work everyone has put into the project. In class, we have started a smaller, in class project where we compare the cell and its organelles to real life locations and their working parts. Your children had the chance to choose between a slideshow, a poster, or a small structure and have started compiling their information before completing the presentation.
Other Reminders -
Students may wear a costume or part of a costume on Monday if they would like. A couple of guidelines they need to follow are that it must be school appropriate (as in no weapons, gore, etc) and they may not have anything covering their face.
The PTO’s Fun Run Fundraiser launches next week and registration opens on Monday. Please consider supporting our school’s PTO as they do so much for all of us.
Have a lovely weekend!Miss Phipps & Miss Greenberg