Collins & Co. Room 204
Week Twenty-Five (March 2-6)
Happy Pi Day! (tomorrow) Did you know it is the day of the century?? On 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 it will mark the first ten numbers of Pi. Fun, huh? Ask your students about what they did today to celebrate.
Next week, we are starting our Human Growth and Development Unit. The boys and girls will be learning the same material and will be separated during the lessons. On Friday, the Robert Crown Center for Health will be coming to Greenbriar for a presentation called, "Life Begins". The students will be all together for this "field trip".
Ms. Collins and Mrs. Cucco
Next week we will be learning about bar graphs and double bar graphs.
Here you can find the virtual text book, workbook pages, and online tutorials. The log in information is on the first page of your students assignment notebook. Find more information on our classroom website by clicking the "Math in Focus" link.
This website was created as a resource for you at home to go to look for ideas to help your students.
We read several passages to help identify the different text structures and look for key words that help us identify the structures that the author used. Identifying these structures will help us understand the text further. We will continue focusing on these in the next several weeks.
We have narrowed our topics down and even have identified our audiences. This is a result of spending time talking about theme, audience, and topic sentence.
We also began a creative writing piece about leprechauns! Some chose to write a story about "How to Catch a Leprechaun" while others chose to write about "If I Caught a Leprechaun...".
In Science Lab, the students participated in an experiment to determine the surface area of their largest organ, the skin. They used a measuring tape and their math skills to estimate their skin's surface area and made a paper model to display their results.
They also learned about genetics, genes, and traits by using a Punnett Square to show possible combinations of the cross between the genes of two organisms. They took turns presenting their findings.
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