A Look Ahead: October 9th-13th

Important Announcements:

Friday: Assembly presented by 5B

Reading: Learning to Read (Nonfiction Unit)

Our readers will investigate nonfiction texts and identify the similarities and differences between nonfiction and fiction books.  We will learn how to preview our books for what we expect to learn, use text features to help us deepen our learning, and will take the unit pre-assessment. This unit will be integrated with our science and writing units.

Writing: Publish Personal Narratives

Writers in 3D are busy revising and editing our personal narratives.  Our authors are putting the final touches on their pieces they have worked on for the past two weeks. They are excited to share their writing with you at next week’s Learning Comes Alive!

Our class contribution to the Traveling Tale, Dave the Chicken is complete.  It has been uploaded onto Youtube (I will try to convert it to a video file for those of you without access to Youtube). Our writers did a fantastic job of creating the resolution with Dave and his friends.

Math: Module 2: Place Value and Problem Solving with Units of Measure 

Module 2 uses place value to unify measurement, rounding skills, and the standard algorithms for addition and subtraction.  The module begins with plenty of hands-on experience using a variety of tools to build practical measurement skills and conceptual understanding of metric and time units.  Estimation naturally surfaces through application; this transitions students into rounding.  In the module’s final topics students round to assess whether or not their solutions to problems solved using the standard algorithms are reasonable.

3.NBT.2 Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value,…
3.MD.1 Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word…

This week students will begin by learning to tell and write time to the nearest minute using analog and digital clocks in Topic A (3.MD.1).  They will understand time as a continuous measurement through exploration with stopwatches and use the number line, a continuous measurement model, as a tool for counting intervals of minutes within 1 hour (3.MD.1).  Students will see that an analog clock is a portion of the number line shaped into a circle.  They will use both the number line and clock to represent addition and subtraction problems involving intervals of minutes within 1 hour (3.MD.1).

Science: How the World Works:

The central idea we will inquire is, “Scientific discoveries can often lead to new and improved technology.” Our scientists will inquire into the qualities of a scientist, the nature of force, and how understanding force leads to innovation. This week in particular students will investigate what scientists do through hands on science activities and explorations in Level5.

We will also begin our Wonder Wall that students will add to throughout the year. We will learn how to formulate questions that drive our learning. Students can add questions to the wall that they want to inquire into more.


2 thoughts on “A Look Ahead: October 9th-13th

    • Yes! The students had a blast coming up with the resolution, illustrating, and recording our part. We will work on our next tale this coming week, this time we are responsible for creating the build up.

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