Grobe and Morris Newsletter
Week of December 15th
We continued our focus on expository writing and specially looked at the importance of a hook and the thesis! They are doing a fabulous job as they switch their thinking from a personal narrative to an expository!
This week, we also continued with our historical fiction novel study! The kids are loving the book, Number the Stars, as we talk about several reading skills: plot, summarizing, predicting, making inferences, theme, and deeper thinking on the events!
Next week we will be busy with both our reading and writing district assessments on the calendar for Monday and Tuesday!
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The students were working on justifying the theme of Number the Stars by illustrating an event from the story that supports their theme. They also had to write a summary of that event and explain how that event tied into the theme!
In Science, we have been talking about mass, matter and density. We did a few experiments this week to help understand how to measure the volume of objects, and to determine if hot or cold water is more dense. Next week we will continue discussing this unit next week with more experiments.
I had 6 students turn in practice problems from the newsletter. I hope that I will have more turned in next week.
Sunday: 72 X 18 =
Monday: 934 / 6 =
Tuesday: 63 X 25 =
Wednesday: 648 / 5
Thursday: 469 / 7
Have a great weekend!