May 4th, 2016
Story- Cliff Hanger
Comprehension Skills: Literary Elements: Character, Plot and Theme, Story Structure
Conventions: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs
Vocabulary: Unfamiliar Words, Context Clues
Writing- Thank-You note
Spelling- Greek Word Parts
Unit 9: Fractions, Decimals and Percents
Science: Waves and Energy
Global Blogging Challenge
Collaboration Room Project
This week in literacy we did a lot of things, and by a lot I mean A LOT
A LOT. On Monday we learned a lot about comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs. Comparative compares 2 things and superlative compares 3 or more things. On Tuesday we did a Greek word part spelling sheet. On Wednesday We worked on our vocabulary google draw, a vocabulary quizlet, and a fable QR code + google form theme sheet for the Aesop fables we read from the QR codes. On Thursday we gave a partner a practice spelling test. On Friday we took our week 3 test online. We also did a quizlet live on this weeks vocabulary. We also did a team kahoot on the vocabulary this week. That is what we did in literacy this week. : )
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Mrs. Hassels' Math Class
Mrs. Price's Math Class
Then, on Tuesday, we did, NOTHING!!! Well, we did take a MAP Math Test, but it was the last one of the year!.
On Wednesday, we talked about customary units of capacity, like lbs., oz., and T. Along with converting those units, for example
2,000 lbs. = 1 T
1 lb. = 16 oz.
For converting, when changing a bigger unit to a smaller unit, you multiply, but when you're converting smaller units to bigger units, you divide. Like every day, we started off whole group, doing the Solve and Share and Convince Me. We also talked about different professions that use tons, we said miners and archaeologists. Then, we started guided math. For the first rotation we did a Quick Check, but we had to write out our steps too. Then we did the guided practice and finished with Mrs. Price.
Next, on Thursday we talked about metric units of length.
1 km. = 1,000 m.
1 m. = 100 cm.
1 m. = 1,000 mm.
1 cm. = 10 mm.
Once again we did the Solve and share and convince me. For the first rotation, we had to do a math and science paper. The next rotation was the Guided practice and last, we finished with Mrs. Price.
Finally, on Friday Mrs. Price wasn't there, so Mrs. Wasniewski taught us instead. We talked about liters and milliliters which are examples of metric units of capacity. We did the convince me, solve and share and the guided practice whole class. That left some time so we could do Prodigy. Prodigy is a new math game that Mrs. Price has introduced to us. That is what we did in math this week.
This week in writing we wrote thank you notes to our brave heroes ( Soldiers ) . In the thank you card we thanked them for all their services to our country. The card was very fun to write because we knew we would make someone happy. Our Soldiers are so nice protecting a country so we thought this was something that could make them happy.For my card I spelled Soldier on the front and put a trait for each letter. The thank you card had to be 1 paragraph long and show all of our gratitude.We had a lot of fun making this card and hope our soldiers love them.
For each letter we had to write a fact about waves. After that we did a TodaysMeet, about what you want but can't get now. Then we learned about solar heat, with a video. On Tuesday we talked about what types of waves there are and wrote it in our science notebook. On Wednesday we went on Discovery Ed. with two videos and text to watch and read. We also watched a Bill Nye video on waves and while we were watching we had to, write a worksheet about. On Thursday we watched a brain pop. Finally on Friday We watched the same brain pop video, and did a quiz sheet on it as a class. That is what we did in science this week.
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