Bacon's Weekly Bits
Friday, February 5, 2016
Week - At - A - Glance
Writing: We used the information we learned about Missouri Statehood as a writing prompt. When Missouri became the 24th state, the government meetings were held in St. Louis, which acted as the capitol when we were a territory. People decided to move the meetings to an new location that would be the center of the state, and Jefferson City was selected. So, Missouri moved the state capitol to Jefferson City rather than continuing to meet in St. Louis. We used our persuasive/opinion writing information to determine if we think the capitol should have stayed in St. Louis or if it should have moved. We will have lots of feedback from this prompt to help us as we write more using this format. This week, we will write our opinions and persuade readers using the NEWSELA.com about slavery as our prompt.
Grammar: We wrapped up prepositions and began prefixes/roots/suffixes. We will continue prefixes/roots/suffixes.
Spelling: We completed Unit 20 spelling words with the -le and -en sounds. Which, supported our introduction to prefixes/roots/suffixes. We will not have spelling do to the short week and early release on Thursday.
Science: We learned:
- What are the types of rocks? (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic; minerals help determine the type of rock)
- How do rocks change? (heating, cooling, pressure)
- How does weathering & erosion affect rocks? (rocks that are hard take longer to change; rocks that are softer change faster)
This week, we will develop meaning to weathering and erosion using graphic organizers to define, apply, and find examples/non-examples.
Math: We practiced finding equivalent fractions, simplest forms, and common denominators. We also started trying to solve problems with equivalent fractions. By the end of the week we took a Mid-Chapter Checkpoint to check for understanding and see who and what skills we need to work on. We will go over our Mid-Chapter Checkpoint and we will begin comparing fractions.
I never knew the different ways to use a chair until I starting teaching! They show me that we need the room to be ours. How do you learn/read best?
Mrs. Haverland's class is also enrolled in the Pizza Party Contest. We worked beside our buddies to meet our goals! Awesome examples 4th grade!
Get Creative, Again
Stool? Prop? Roller? Who knows?!? If it helps our kids, I'm all for it!