Saturday, January 26, 2013

One Quick Week

Thanks everyone for a great week. Here's a quick review of what we were working on.

We continued our Martin Luther King Jr. study in reading and focused on using important details to write a summary topic sentence.

For math we worked on addition and subtraction of fractions.

In science we reviewed energy sources and the transfer of energy. The students took a test on this unit and were allowed to use their packets as reference.

We looked at the connection between problems and solutions in social studies and learned about the endangerment of cheetahs.

In writing we continued working on introductions and narratives. Students wrote stories in groups of four on unique pictures.

Here's what's coming up next week:

  • Reading: Martin Luther King and responses to literature.
  • Math: Topic 13 test on Tuesday. Remember to study simplification.
  • Science: Reflection and light unit.
  • Social Studies: Investigating American heros.
  • Writing: Story movers and narratives.

As a quick clarification to the American Hero's project, on Friday your students should have come home with a piece of paper on which they need to draw their heroes' timeline. Presentations need to be 3 to 5 minutes long, the written report should be in paragraph form, and students should arrive in costume on the day of their presentation (I'll send out an email letting you know the day that your student is presenting.