Thank you to everyone for a great Halloween party! The students had a fantastic time dressing up and enjoying each other’s company. We had another great lesson with Ms. Nash developing our social skills. The students were challenged to think about mean behaviors they have used. We also read a book to help think about mean behavior and the different perspectives of each character.
This week in reading we started an information research project. Students are working in groups to research a weather topic: hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis or earthquakes. The expectation is that students will use multiple sources and synthesize the information. We have been reviewing the skills that we learned during the first part of the unit to read non-fiction well.
In writing students have been working on drafting their opinion essays. They have collected evidence through micro-stories and lists to prove their reasons. Students have been using a mentor essay to help them to guide their writing. We are now studying the difference between personal opinion essays and persuasive essays.
In math we have been transitioning between math units. Students were able to reflect on their math post-assessments. They will be taking home their scores soon. We started a new unit on multi-digit multiplication and division. It is important that students practice their basic multiplication and division facts.
Have a great weekend.