Our decimal unit continues with the study of
- thousandths - reading and writing 3-place decimal numbers
- comparing and ordering numbers up to 3 decimal places as well as a mixture of decimals and fractions
- expressing a decimal as a fraction in simplest form
- rounding decimals to the nearest whole number, tenth or hundredth
- at the end of the month we will begin to study the four operations of decimals
Of course, we will continue our daily mental math and word problems. And, as always, multiplication facts will be practiced.
They are very excited to share their writing with you at the State Fair!
Using picture books and our current read aloud, Because of Mr. Terupt, the class is studying the elements of fiction. We begin the month meeting in book groups to chart the plot of picture books. Students will then use their realistic fiction books to create a "story mountain." A "story mountain" will be allow the students to chart the rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of their story.
Students are also exploring perspective. Using our read aloud, Because of Mr. Terupt, we are discussing how a situation can be seen from several points of view. There are many different narrators in this novel and all of them are seeing the same situation differently.
This month students will work on completing many of the components of the project. Students will use various sources to create a map of their state and to find the information needed to complete the projects. Students will then take this information to create a poem about their state, a bar graph of the 5 largest cities, a timeline, and a bio cube about a famous person from their state.
They are all very excited to share all their knowledge with you on May 16 from 10:00-11:30!
Monday, 4/21 - No school
Thursday, 4/24 - 4th/5th grade show
Friday, 5/16 - State Fair 10:00-11:30
Monday, 5/19 - Field Day