In reading workshop this week, students will collaborate with their Book Club team to discuss the characters, the character’s “sidekicks” and possible adversaries the character encounters. They will also track the journey of the story- including the adventures and problems the characters encounter by drawing and labeling a “story mountain.”
Writers will continue to move through the writing process, working on their persuasive speeches. Students will draw attention to editing strategies to “edit as they go!” This involves growing in their awareness around using capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar choices.
Mathematicians will apply their knowledge of area with an emphasis on real-world applications by solving word problems. The word problems provide a stepping-stone for the real-world, project-based application of area.
Students will work on learning more about life cycles, inherited and behavioral traits and how animals survive. They are choosing their own animal to research and they will create a poster to present their learning to the class.