3A - A Week in Review

Week of April 4th

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Social Studies

by Sofia, Lily, and Parker

Can you guess what we are doing in Social Studies? Goods and Services. Goods are things you can buy, like a want or need. For example: a need is something you need to survive. A want is candy or something you want but don’t need to survive. Something Lily wants is a DOG. Something Sofia wants is sneaker laces and a teddy bear. Something Lily said she needs is food to survive. Sofia said, “I need a house to survive, and also food.” Parker said, “I need clothes to survive.” “I liked learning about goods and services because there were so many goods and so many services,” said Lilliana. We asked Nolan and he said that it was fun. He said, “It’s awesome, rad, and cool.”

We also made a poster telling about our wants and needs. Do you have any wants?

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Writing Stories

by Brynn and Sam

Do you know what makes a great story? What makes a great story is elaboration, juicy words, and dialogue. An example for elaboration is: Instead of saying the man walked by, you could say the crinkly man wandered by. An example of juicy words is: He has a huge cranium, instead of brain. An example of dialogue is, “I don’t want to go to school,” screamed Bob. The two lines on the side of the sentence mean a character is speaking. We asked Lilliana what she thought and what made a good story. She told us, “What makes a good story is elaboration, editing, and revising.” That’s what a good story is all about!

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Math: Partial Products

by Evan & Juliana

Do you want to learn about partial products? It’s almost the exact same thing as partial sums except it is multiplying. This is how you do it. You rewrite the problem “up and down” so the factors are on top of each other. Then you multiply the ones digit by the bottom factor. Next you write the answer under the line. After that, you do the same to the tens factor except the answer goes below the other answer. Next you do the same to the hundreds factor, and put a + sign in front of it. Finally you add them all together.

Sam remarked, “I liked learning about partial products!” Beckett remarked, “It was fun because if you know the basic facts, you just add a zero when multiplying the tens.”

Learning about partial products was fun!

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Writing: Narrative about "Ethan's Lunch Bag Mistake"

By Emerson, Olivia, and Jack

Beep, Beep, Beep. I’m late for school!!!!!! This week in school we did a story about a boy named Ethan that took his mom’s lunch. We found out that this is the type of writing we need for NJASK. Let’s go interview some people. Sam said, “I liked writing the tries and ending.” Brynn said, “I had fun writing my story.” Lily said, “I liked that you can write your own story.” In the story we had to include dialogue, sequencing, juicy words, and elaboration. Ewwww, what is that in my lunch?

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The Terrifying Dogzilla!!!

by Lilliana and Jack H.

In school this week we read Dogzilla! But don’t worry it’s only a book myth. When we read the book, we looked for causes and effects. Causes are things that make something happen. Effects are the things that happen, or the event. For example, the smell of the barbeque made Dogzilla come out of the volcano. The cause is the smell of the barbeque, and the effect is that Dogzilla came out of the volcano.

We asked two of our classmates what character trait they would give Dogzilla. Juliana said that Dogzilla is curious because she wants to find out what that smell was. Beckett said Dogzilla is crazy because she destroyed the city of Mousopolis.