Saturday, November 10, 2012

Playing with Crayfish

Hello Everyone! Here's the recap of the week:

Math: We finished up Topic 7 on Multiplication Facts. We also started Unit 8, which covers some of the more difficult multiplication facts.

Reading: We took our Theme 2 Tests and we read the selection, The Talking Cloth. We were focusing on the skill of identifying details. We also completed the teacher read aloud of one of the class's favorite novels, The Big Friendly Giant.

Writing: We learned how to write a better Power Number Topic Sentence. We used that skill to influence our expository writing on Jasper Ridge. We made it to the rough draft stage on that project.

Science: We studied live Crayfish! The students had a great time analyzing their new friends. We focused on the skills of observation and adaptation.

Social Studies: We continued our understanding of the election process. Each student had the opportunity to vote for one of the presidential candidates and Obama won 20 to 3, a slightly stronger win for Obama than the rest of the country. Each student is also assigned to one historical president and has been working on a presidential flashcard.

Here's what's coming up next week:

  • Math: Finish Topic 8, test on Friday
  • Reading: Dancing Rainbows, Selection Test on Thursday
  • Writing: Finish Jasper Ridge final drafts
  • Science: Life Structures Test this week
  • Social Studies: Finish elections and presidential reflections
Please remember to take the parent teacher conference survey before Tuesday. 

Also, don't forget to bring your scarecrows on Tuesday.

Have a happy weekend!

- Mrs. Andersen