Reading: In Reading this week, we continued to work on character traits and making inferences about character traits based off of what characters say and do. We finished Houndsley and Catina and learned how to retell the story using big character emotions.
Math: In Math, we started working with two digit addition problems. Students shared strategies they already have for solving two digit addition problems. We related the math to shopping where students had a chance to work with money and pretend being the clerk and the cashier. We also learned a new term, ballpark estimate. Students enjoyed figuring out whether their answers were reasonable using a ballpark estimate.
Writing: In writing, we continued with our nonfiction writing unit. Students started looking for pictures to add to their nonfiction stories. While many students were still working on their rough drafts, some started looking over each other's work to revise and edit.
Science:In science, students finished their seed dispersal models. We had a discussion on the challenges and benefits of working collaboratively with a group. Students were able to identify things that went well and things they will do differently next time we have an engineering design challenge. Students happily presented their models to their classmates!