Notes from The Learning Lab
Close Reading Leads to Discussion
Readers Take a Closer Look at Texts
Sticky notes allow readers to Annotate (mark up) Stories with their thinking
Partners Marking Up Text
An Angel for Solomon Singer
Finding Text Evidence
Readers answered the question- Why did Solomon feel at home by the end of the book even though his dreams didn't come true?
Answering a Question
Partners work together to combine thoughts, which answer the question.
Readers collaborated to write an interpretive response.
Theories About Stories- Learning the Game- A Story About Equal Rights and Migrant Workers
Small Group Discussions Around a Central Question Interpreted Many Ways
Independent Reading Partnerships
Narratives are Memories
Writers Listen Intently
6th Grade (Jones)- Mathematicians have been studying very small (decimals) and large (past the millions) numbers over the past few weeks during math workshop. We have examined place value of both types of numbers as well as how to write these numbers in various forms (expanded, standard, number and word). Students have also been studying scientific notation and have been looking closely at positive and negative exponents to describe numbers. Traditional long multiplication and division have been learned and practiced as well. The test over Unit 2 will be on Wednesday.
Math Fact Goals
Unit Study- From Native Americans to Ecology
In Ecology, students have created a notebook about important words and ideas related to Ecology including the definition of ecology, populations, communities, limiting factors, ecosystems as well as the names of nonliving (abiotic) or living (biotic) organisms. This week our scientists will experience the transfer of energy of an owl by completing a dissection and more!
Parent Teacher Conference Link
Scholastic Book Orders Due September 30
Koteewi (Ko-TAY- Wee) Fun
The Native American highway (main mode of transportation) from village to village
Large Group to Start
We learned about the history of the park.
Artifacts and Archaeology
We got to learn first hand by a real archaeologist.
This weapon was used by Native Americans for hunting.
Real Life Hunting Practice
Students shot at buffalo, raccoons,
Native American Games
Students learned about how kids spent their free time.
These are dwellings and the environment that Native Americans would have seen at this time.