December 16, 2014
Thursday: Guidance Career Speakers
Friday: Winter Party 12:15ish (cookie party!) Of course, parents are welcome!
All Week: Holiday Excitement
All of the Good Stuff
We met with Miss Altieri's 2nd grade class and offered our 5th grade expert revising and proofreading abilities to help writing partners fine tune their stories! See below for some pictures of hard working kids!
This week, we also had a Socratic seminar on Stonehenge. After reading a non-fiction passage about this "famous stone" we had wonderful discussion that included supporting our ideas with evidence from the text and connections to our own lives. I love Socratic seminars; the kids are always more insightful than I could ever imagine!
Both math classes are at the point we are using all computation skills to problem solve and work with decimals and fractions in real-life situations. We are investigating binary numbers in class as a bit of math enrichment, I had hoped the kids would have their Magic Cards ready to go for Winter Break, but it seems like we might not quite make it to the end of the investigation before Friday!
We have left the science units behind for a bit while we focus on geography. We have been learning key vocabulary and investigating maps and atlases. It's been nice to switch gears a bit!