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Happenings in Mrs. Paluch's Class!
November 16, 2015
ELA- (English/Language Arts)
Unit 1 Module B
We are reading the informational book, About Earth.
Reading Essential Question: How do readers identify central messages in literary texts and main ideas in informational texts?
Writing Essential Question: How do writers use details, text features, and illustrations to convey main ideas? (Informational/Explanatory Writing)
Focus This Week:
- See how an author uses details to support a main idea.
- Look at illustrations to to find clues about different places on Earth. Illustrations help us to understand the text.
- Use the text, text features and illustrations to locate key information in a text.
- Use cause and effect to explain scientific ideas and concepts.
- Vowel diphthongs- ou, ow, oi, oy
- Syllable patterns V/CV (be/comes), VC/V (liq/uid)
- We will finish writing our glacier paper this week.
- They will determine what informational text features they want to add to their article that would provide more information about their topic.
- Articles as Adjectives- They modify, or tell more about nouns. Ex., A and an tell how many there are of the thing the noun refers to. The is used when the noun refers to a particular person, place, or thing that is already identified.
- Comparative Adjectives- compare two things using -er
- Superlative Adjectives- compare three or more things using -est.
Lessons this week:
- Multiply and Divide by 4
- Problem Solving- Extra or missing information
- Multiply and Divide by 0 and 1
This Week's Homework:
Monday 11/16- 7.4
Wednesday 11/18- 7.6
Thursday 11/19- 7.7 and 7.8
As we learn different "tricks" with our multiplication facts, I will include the videos that we see in class so you can watch them at home too.
Investigation 1- Bones
- We are learning that the function of a skeleton is to provide support, protection and movement.
- The Human Skeleton has about 206 bones.
- Mr. Bones Puzzles. We will try to put a skeleton back together.
- Learn about Barn owls and owl pellets!
- Investigate the bones of small animals found in an owl pellet. Owls eat small rodents but cannot digest the fur and bones!
- We will compare and contrast animal bones and human bones.
- Chicago Wolves 10/29-11/29 Log physcial activity. The goal is 5 hours (300 minutes) to earn a free ticket to the Wolves hockey game!
- Nov. 25-27 No School Happy Thanksgiving!
- Dec. 11 Holiday Shop 5-8 pm