Another busy week began with a lively videoconference all about Butterflies! The students made their own butterflies and reviewed the lifecycle of our favorite friends in preparation for their arrival in the classroom.
We continued our work on personal narrative writing. The students are developing their writing about memories. We are also working on our Homes and Shelters Unit in preparation for the culmination next Thursday at 9:00 (We hope you can all join us!!) The students are exploring different places around the world and thinking about the types of resources they have and the homes and shelters they build. We also have been fortunate to work with Mrs. Marcantonio for SWES where we have been comparing homes around the world…looking at the wants and needs of others. The students have made soem beautiful connections between themselves and the lrger world.
In Math we are looking at fractions - both as parts of a group and parts of a whole. The students have been having a great time dividing things up and coloring fractions. They are learning the vocabulary and getting a good grip on identifying the fractions.
We have begun our last Science Unit, Organisms. We are learning about Living Things. We started off by comparing plants and animals, and by planting seeds. We planted pumpkin, pea, and bean seeds…soon we should have a nice garden to observe!!
Some of the Books We Read This Week
Living on the Tundra (Rookie Reader)
Living In the Mountians (Rookie Reader)
A House is a House For Me by Mary Ann Hoberman
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ahlert
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston