Mrs. Dondzila's Classroom News
News from the Classroom
When we return in January we will start persuasive writing. We will add responding to persuasive prompts after reading articles and formulating opinions on the topic through Google Classroom while continuing to practice informative responses as well.
For our whole group reading, we will shift from science articles to starting a new novel, Blood on the River. We will continue to build comprehension skills and practice written responses after closely reading specific passages from the text while focusing on colonization and the events leading up to the Revolutionary War. Our guided reading groups will shift from literature circles to studying the text structure of persuasive writing. We can then use the articles as mentor text during writer's workshop.
We concluded our science unit with ecosystem stations. One of the labs the students especially enjoyed demonstrated the flow of energy between consumers in a food web using colored water to show the transference.
A huge thank you to Emerson's mom, Denise Rock for another successful classroom party! She graciously donated the collected money to our classroom funds. I plan to save the money for a special treat later this year.
Thank you to everyone who brought treats for the party and helped out as well!
Have a wonderful winter break!