Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day full of four leaf clovers and leprechaun hunting. Here's what we were up to last week:

In reading we focused on distinguishing facts from opinions. We read the selection Night of the Pufflings and practiced identifying different facts.

For science we kicked off our next unit by learning the order of the planets. The students learned a fun mnemonic device to help them remember what we learned.

We looked at area, perimeter and volume of various objects in math last week. Students were able to apply their math skills to real world objects.

In social studies we discussed the significance of Lindon B. Johnson's address to congress about state voting laws. We used this as a review of our civil rights studies last trimester.

For writing last week we wrote the rough drafts for our Leprechaun narratives. We continued to work on dialogue and discussed alternatives for the word 'said' to add more detail to our stories.

Next week:

  • Reading: selection test on Friday 
  • Science: the sun!
  • Math: test on Tuesday
  • Social Studies: Time for Kids quiz Thursday
  • Writing: Leprechaun final drafts