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Explorers, Analyzers and Critical Thinkers!

on January 18, 2019

Reading Workshop analyzers 

As readers this week, we continued to look deeper into the development of character. First, we noticed patterns in the characters’ behavior, analyzing the strong traits of the character. Using what we discovered know about our character, we discussed WHY our character behaves the way they do and we recorded our thinking in our reading journals. With a partner, we made predictions about our characters, using the evidence we gathered throughout the week. At library checkout today, we did our best to choose a book that has a strong character role so we can read our library books during reading workshop next week!

Writing Workshop 

We were very busy using our critical thinking skills in writing this week. We have started to draft our persuasive arguments within a topic we felt passionate about. We are continuing to generate ideas and plan our reasons in order to justify our thesis statement. We are learning to use a 5-paragraph essay graphic organizer to us to write strong paragraphs independently. Next week we will focus on how to talk to an audience using our strong convincing skills. Some of us are choosing to publish our writing on posters or in a video format.  

Math Workshop

As mathematicians, we continued to work with area by moving on to working with arithmetic properties. We applied knowledge of the distributive property from our previous units to find area. We enjoyed sharing our understanding of area with our families on Seesaw this week. 

Math Standards

3.MD.5 Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.
3.MD.6 Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised…
3.MD.7 Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

Unit of Inquiry & Our Field Trip to Window of the World

We had a wonderful time re-visiting our understanding of diverse cultures by visiting Window of the World on Wednesday. It was an incredible day filled with lots of learning and adventure. Thank you to Ryan’s mom, Ammy’s mom, Mei Mei’s mom, Jonathan’s mom an Eason’s mom for their amazing help chaperoning our groups. We couldn’t have done it without you!

In our current Sharing the Planet Unit of Inquiry, we have started a mini research project! ! Today we chose an animal and looked into its habitat. Next week we will research the following three questions about our animal:

  1. What are 3 ways the animal uses surroundings for survival?
  2. What is the food chain for this animal to survive?
  3. How do humans interact with the habitat? 

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