# Salazar's Sensations

## Welcome!

Starting this week, half of the class will write articles for our online newsletter and half will write in their family journals. Don't worry, next week we'll switch! I hope you enjoy reading these articles as much as the students enjoy writing them. :) Have a great weekend! Talent Show-ers, break a leg!

-Ms. Salazar

## Mathletes

By Allison & Jack

This week our mathletes were working on fractions. With a fraction the denominator (bottom number) is how many things are in all. And the numerator (top number) is how much you need to multiply. An example of a fraction is 1/5.

Another thing we did this week was frames and arrows. With frames and arrows you can divide, multiply, add, or subtract. There is also a rule. Here is an example. There is sometimes 2 different rules.

The 2nd to last thing is in and out boxes. When you use in and out boxes you have a rule like frames and arrows, but you have another number and you can multiply, divide, add, or subtract. And there are some empty boxes so you put the sum in either box. If the number is on the left you follow the rule, but if the number is on the right you don’t follow the rule.

The last thing we did in math was tiling shapes.We either took triangles or rhombuses and we put them on the shape, then we shaded in 1 or 2 blocks on the paper and put what the fraction was. That was all we did in math! Melissa said, “I liked the in and out boxes,” and Rex said, “ Once I understood it, it was really fun and easy!” We hope you enjoyed reading our article! THANKS!

## Writing Rock stars

By: Johnny and Melissa

In writing our class is finishing up our nonfictional writing. Our classmates are either finishing chapters or can be adding them. We’ ve been adding text features, elaboration ,and more chapters.

We also have been adding text features. Text features are pictures, charts illustrations, diagrams, and captions. There are more but those are some common ones. We got them from Google or clip art.

When we revise we try to make our chapters better by elaboration , adding more details, and looking back to see if we missed anything.

Speaking of conclusions, we learned how to write juicy conclusions too. We are all done with our conclusions but we're still working on our books

Now that you've learned about this week's writing, we can't wait to tell you more next week.

Ava said she loved doing the text features and Allison loved revising and text features too. See you next week!

By: Audrey, Karlie, and Gianna

Did you know that another word for conclusion is generalization? A conclusion is usually the main idea about a text. A conclusion is using the evidence in the text to figure something out. The main idea is the big picture. The details or evidence from the text help you figure out the main idea. An example is if your details are "she picks up trash, mows the lawn, and gives people food" your conclusion is she is helpful.

This week we read 3 books that were about dinosaurs. We read Learning from Fossils, Albertosaurus, and The Man Who Digs Dinosaurs. Learning From Fossils is all about different kinds of dinosaurs. Where they lived, what they looked like, and what they ate. The Man Who Digs Dinosaurs was about a man named Jack Horran. Davis liked learning about dinosaurs and Lola liked making conclusions. From learning about dinosaurs to making conclusions, reading is "rockin"!

By Thea & Davis

Do you like grammar? This week in gram we learned about articles. Some examples are: the, an, and an. Articles are a special type of adjective. For example, an goes in front of a noun that starts with a vowel sound.

an hour not a hour

And a goes in front of a noun that starts with a consonant sound.

The can be used before a plural noun. Did you know that?

Now we are going to tell you about proper adjectives. For example, Irish is a proper adjective because it comes from a proper noun: Ireland. But, make sure you capitalize a proper adjective because it is proper and it came from Ireland.

Guess what we're going to tell you about next. If you think ham, you're wrong! We'r going to tell you about comparing adjectives. If you're comparing two things, you put -er at the end of the word. Like taller and smaller. If you're comparing three or more things you put -est at the end of the word. Like tallest and smallest. We asked our classmate Lola if she liked grammar and she said yes because she liked the patterns this week. We also asked our friend Brianna if she liked grammar and she said yes because she liked articles this week.

We said we would give you a ham if you read our article on gram so here is your awesome ham!