News from Ms. Sullivan
Third Grade Identification Update
What's Happening in 4th Grade?
Reading: Students are researching information on the state they chose to study. The state project includes three parts: state booklet, float, and presentation. Guidelines and expectations are posted in Google Classroom. Students will be completing the float at home. Other work will be completed during class.
Math: Students are starting an algebra unit using the Hands-On-Equations curriculum. Unit objectives include: developing an understanding of the concepts of equivalence, variable, constant, equation, equal and not equal; modeling abstract algebraic expressions using concrete models; applying math properties to balance an equation; solving for a missing variable; and, checking solutions for accuracy.
ESG: Students are working on the advertising unit. They are learning how advertising appeals to human needs as well as common persuasion tactics that are used in advertising.
CSG: Students have begun a group inquiry project. This is a student led inquiry that provides opportunities to develop research and collaboration skills. Guidelines are based on Stephanie Harvey's book entitled Collaboration & Comprehension. Inquiry incorporates many of the principles of Problem-Based Learning.
4th Grade Reading
Students continue research for their state projects.
4th Grade Math
Students begin an algebra unit using the Hands-On-Equations program.
4th Grade CSG
Students brainstorm questions that will drive the inquiry project.
What's Happening in 5th Grade?
Math: Student teams are collaborating to determine which elements they plan to include in their park designs. Most teams are in the research phase gathering information about pricing and construction. This problem-based learning unit provides students with the opportunity to apply math skills in a real world situation, as well as developing English Language Arts skills as they research and develop a proposal.
ESG & CSG: Students have become architects and engineers as they design and build bridges that incorporate the principles and elements we studied.
5th Grade Reading
Students work to create a map of their country.
5th Grade Math
Student teams conduct research to determine which elements to include in their park design proposals.
5th Grade ESG/CSG
Students begin bridge construction!