Weekly Updates from Room 114: May 18-22
We will be testing on Monday, May 18th (Reading) and Tuesday, May 19th (Math). I know this time of year is rough because the students are ready for summer. However, it is still very important that we are taking our time on this assessment, reading all directions/questions/passages carefully, and doing our personal best.
We will be working on problem solving for the remainder of the school year. We will be discussing how to eliminate unnecessary information, determine the correct operation, and how to solve multiple step problems.
This week we will be working on words with the prefixes RE and UN.
Words to be spelled: rebuild, recopy, refill, reuse, retake, retell, unable, unhappy, unkind, unfair, uneven, unequal
Words to be sorted: recycle, remodel, retake, rewrite, review, unbeaten, uncertain, unselfish, unusual, unsteady, uncle, reptile
We will begin talking about simple machines. We will learn about the different types of simple machines. Our main question for the week will be "How Can You Use Simple Machines?"
Key Words: matter, physical property, length, millimeter, mass, gram, pan balance, temperature, thermometer, design process, work, simple machine, wedge, lever, fulcrum, pulley, wheel-and-axle