We are starting a new unit this week! The central idea is “Scientists plan investigations to understand the forces and interactions in the world.” Our tentative lines of inquiry are; 1) qualities of a scientist, 2) balanced and unbalanced forces, 3) observable and measurable patterns. Our first provocations will be on Wednesday, so please ask your child questions about their experience.
In Module 6, we build on Grade 2 concepts about data, graphing, and line plots. We focus on generating and analyzing different types of data. By the end of the module, students are working with a mixture of scaled picture graphs, bar graphs, and line plots to problem solve using categorical and measurement data.
This week Mathematicians begin with collecting data and creating a bar graph. They will learn how to understand a table and create a bar graph from that information.
Readers this week will wrap up their current study with their research book clubs. They will practice reading like a non-fiction narrator, review non-fiction note taking and text structures as well as formulate questions with their partners and teams.