3C Learning this Week
Unit of Inquiry:
This week we will continue to look at collaboration, decision making, responsibilities and how we organize ourselves. Students will reflect on their characters in their independent reading and discuss what types of decisions they are making and what kinds of responsibilities they have. A design challenge will happen this week with a focus on collaboration and decision making.
As mathematicians we will assess our progress in understanding of the following concepts:
- Using the array model and familiar skip counting strategies to solidify understanding of multiplication
- Becoming fluent with arithmetic patterns to “add” and “subtract” groups to solve multiplication and division problems
- Develop understanding of the break apart strategy (distributive property)
Then, as the week progresses we will begin to use tape diagrams to solve word problems. A tape diagram is a model that students draw in order to help visualize the relationships between quantities.
As writers this week we will continue our learning in writing personal narratives, while moving through the writing process with greater independence. This weeks focus will be on using mentor authors to guide the choices we make in our words and pictures within our own books. We will also highlight the importance of getting to the heart of your story by zooming in on the most important part and stretching it out. We will also delve into paragraphing.
Making predictions, making connections and talking about their reading! Find responsibilities and decisions within their own characters during reading.