Miss Carpenter's Classroom News


What Are We Learning?

Math News

We are in the midst of Module 4. It is a big week for us! This week we will spend a lot of time learning how to measure angles using protractors. The students will need to bring protractors home for homework and are expected to bring them back to school for our math lesson each day.

Monday: Module 4 Lesson 6

Use varied protractors to distinguish angle measure from length measurement.

Tuesday: Module 4 Lesson 7
Measure and draw angles. Sketch given angle measures and verify with a protractor.

Wednesday: Review/Mid-Module Assessment

Thursday: Module 4 Lesson 10

Use the addition of adjacent angle measures to solve problems using a symbol for the unknown angle measure.

Friday: Module 4 Lesson 11

Use the addition of adjacent angle measures to solve problems using a symbol for the unknown angle measure.

Reading Workshop

Last week the students read Frog and Toad as they worked on envisioning, character traits, and determining theme. Students were assigned a group where they worked together to rewrite a chapter into a play. On Friday, the students performed their mini plays and they were awesome!

This week, we are starting a new unit on mysteries. As we read mysteries, we will be learning lots of new vocabulary like red herring, sleuth, and alibi. I'm wondering if we have any future detectives on our hands!

Writing Workshop

We are still chipping away at our persuasive essays. Some students are discovering that it is challenging to find facts that support their topics. Most students have finished their drafts and we will spend this week editing and revising so they can be published on Friday.

Social Studies

Last week we wrapped up the unit on European Explorers. This week we are learning all about the Thirteen Colonies. Students will be researching with a partner to find out more about what life was like during colonial times. They will be learning about their homes, jobs, education, as well as clothing. Students will then choose one other topic to become experts on to teach the class.

Congratulations to Megan and Dominic for winning the first Ugly Wuggly Awards for their outstanding progress with their math facts!

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Mystery Books

If anyone has any mystery books sitting on bookshelves at home that could use some love, please consider donating them to our classroom library. Thank you to Adam Brennan and Olivia Belden for donating books to our library!