Time Flies When You Are Having Fun
We will focus on a service project the next few weeks. We are in the process of developing ideas on how to help others. More information will be sent home soon.
Students explained how strong winds and erosion change/weather rock. This group demonstrated by shaking chalk. The class observed how the chalk broke down into smaller pieces.
This group taught the class about wind erosion. They used a fan (wind) to explain what happens with dirt and rock over time.
This group explained how gravity plays a part in erosion. They demonstrated how gravity pulls objects down.
Weathering And Erosion
Reading: We learned how to use context clues to help us understand what we read and practiced defining vocabulary words. We talked about point of view and perspective. We wrote various stories in first and third person as well as discussed the different perspectives in a story. We rewrote stories in other perspectives and even created stories using ourself as a character and explained how we would react to situations. We just started our unit in author's purpose this week.
Writing: We have been discussing how to persuade others. We worked on creating persuasive stories using emotions and the bandwagon approach. We will continue to work on persuasion by learning how to use testimonials and logic.
Science: We finished our weathering and erosion unit and started our natural resources unit. We will complete an oil spill lab in which we try to clean an oil spill.
Presenting our persuasive Thanksgiving symbol to the class
Favorite character day
The Cat In The Hat group
Experimenting with rocks, dirt, and water.
Aluminum pie pans