Reading: In Reading this week we learned about character traits we could use to describe characters. Students were able to make inferences about traits that describe characters and provide evidence for their inference. We started a new book for read aloud titled Houndsley and Catina. During Literacy Centers, students practiced the comprehension skills of using context to solve tricky words and making inferences.
Math: In Math, we continued working with number stories, especially those dealing with money. Students also learned strategies for adding two digit numbers mentally.
Writing: In writing, we continued with our nonfiction writing unit. Students added a conclusion and a glossary to their writing and used strategies to add more details.
Science: In science, students started their first enginnering design challenge of the year. They took what they learned from last week about seed dispersion to brainstorm, plan, design, and create a seed dispersing design of their own. We had to talk about collaboration before students got to work, and they did an amazing job for it being their first design challenge!