Here is what we've been up to since we've returned from February break,
The students have been immersed in reading biographies, choosing from a wide variety of important people who made great contributions to the world. We have been following the format of the "Somebody...Wanted...But...So...Then..."which helps the students identify what our subject wanted but what were the big struggles that were getting in the way. Also what they did to overcome those struggles and then what they did to further their dreams. Soon your child will pick one biography to focus on and "become" for our wax museum (more info soon)
We have started our Opinion Writing Unit. The students chose to create their first task by writing an opinion piece to persuade me to get a class fish! So after reviewing their compelling reasons on how it would better our classroom environment and create more responsibility I have agreed. Fish will arrive on Monday, March 12th. What should we name him/her? Next, we've moved on to writing more opinion speeches to share our ideas (thesis) about problems and thinking of ways to find solutions. We will also write pieces that focus on our feelings about a special person, place or thing that might be noteworthy and that we want to share with the rest of the audience.
The Solar System will be our science focus for the next few weeks. So far we have been learning about the planets and their order. We've researched about each planet and wrote a Cinquain poem about our favorite planet. We'll post them on Seesaw soon. Soon we will learn about the phases of the moon!
Right now we are working on measurement, liquid volume ad fractions. We're currently posting on Seesaw some learning about fractions and reasoning. Be on the lookout! As always, we'll continue to strengthen our multiplication and division skills.
In the next few weeks we will begin our MEA testing. The testing will be administered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for the weeks of March 19th and 26th. Prior to the testing we will have opportunities to practice sample questions on the iPads, as well as build in other test taking strategies.
March 16th: Wear GREEN to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and hopefully the coming of Spring soon:)
March 16th: Yarmouth's Got Talent!
April 2-6th: Last year began our annual "YES Spirit Week" and it was a huge success. This year will once again feature fun spirit week dress up days like "Inside-Out Day", "Yarmouth Clippers Day", "Mismatch/Mix and Match Day" and "Hat Day". Let's have some fun celebrating the arrival of spring!