Reading: In Reading this week, we talked about how characters' character traits can change throughout the story and how sometimes the authors wants us to learn a lesson from the story. We read Mela and The Elephant as a read-aloud, and students were able to figure out difficult words using context clues, make inferences about Mela's character traits and keep track of the lesson or moral of the story. Students practiced these strategies during literacy centers as well.
Math: In Math, students learned many strategies for the addition of multi-digit numbers. Students explored place value by modeling addition with base ten blocks. There also saw how place value can also be seen with the partial sums method for addition. Lastly, students were able to explain how the standard method of addition works.
Writing: In writing, we continued with our nonfiction writing unit. Students started revising and editing their books with peers and a teacher using a rubric. Students understood that this stage in writing is important because it gives authors an opportunity to have their books read by different sets of eyes.
Science:In social studies we reviewed needs and wants and how they apply to Pheonixville, but also real life. We talked about pros and cons of living in certain areas of our map. Students added their houses to our Pheonixville map after choosing which side they would live on. Students were a ble to explain why they chose the side they chose.