Mrs. Franke's Class - Room 15
We finished our book clubs last week. The students had great discussions and showed deeper level thinking! We will now be digging into different text structures. We will be comparing and contrasting these text structures to be able to think more deeply about events, ideas, information and concepts presented.
The students compared and contrasted themselves to someone else in the class, they learned how to funnel through their topics and how to format their writing while expanding their thoughts. We will now be comparing and contrasting characters in our book club books.
This week, we will start converting US Customary units of measure. The students learned about metric conversions last week. It is always fun to see the students use their decimal knowledge in real world applications!
We have started studying the different body systems. The students will be coming together as specialty doctors this week and forming clinics. They will be researching their specialty system - making models and diagrams to teach the other members of their clinic about their body system. The clinics will then get "patients" and work together to help figure out their patients' problems.
The students need to have working headphones everyday at school.
Many students are out of dry-erase markers, our classroom is also out of loaners for them.
Art and Music Field Trip
We will be going to the Harley Davidson Museum and First Stage Theatre on March 26th. Please send back signed permission slips and $6.00 by the 19th.