I hope you enjoyed the long holiday weekend with your family!
We are still full steam ahead in our Wonders reading program. This week in the Wonders reading program we answer the question, “What can myths teach us?” The students loved our work with myths when we explored them in our folk tale unity, so I am sure they will be excited! We will practice identifying the theme in a story, focusing on the moral or lesson. As well, we will review similes. Our spelling pattern this week will be open and closed syllables.
In Math next week we will wrap up our work with arrays. The students are making great progress with this skill. I continue to remind students that arrays are equal groups, represented by pictures, lines, x's or other objects.....but the key is that the groups must be equal. We will take the end of unit 8 math assessment on Thursday and Friday.
As well, we will begin to work on our final research project. Students will have the chance to pick a biome they are interested in. The students will conduct research, write and informational piece, and design their own blog.
We continue our focus on plants this week, as we grow grass heads! The students are learning that plant stems move to find sunlight and will grow a grass head (think chia pet) that has hair going in a direction of their choosing. The key is that they must apply their understanding of the plant/sunlight relationship to be successful!