Collins & Co. Room 204
Week 12 update: November 9th - November 13th
We had a very busy week but somehow we got it all in, even with a day off of school!
The students took some time to do a good kindness deed for their fellow fifth graders. After reading Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler we made locker tags for each fifth grader to surprise them on Friday for "World Kindness Day". We discussed how it felt much better to give out the good deeds, or compliments, than it did to receive them. It even went with our quote of the day, "No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted", Aesop.
Two groups of students were so inspired that they wrote skits about kindness. We will share these with our buddies next week!
Have a great weekend,
Ms. Collins and Mrs. Cucco
We continued to study fractions this week. We took a small step back to review unlike, like, and equivalent fractions from last year. Students chose different games to play and found their confidence increasing from the extra practice.
Students also learned about relationships between fractions, mixed numbers, and division expressions. We discussed several strategies to convert between all of them and most importantly their orders in each set up.
Next week they will learn about converting fractions to decimals. They will also participate in some fun Thanksgiving themed math activities.
This week students learned about the Sign Post, "Words of the Wiser". This is when an older and wiser character stops to talk to the main character to give them some serious advice. Students learned that as readers they should, Stop and Notice and Note this moment. They should ask themselves, "What's the life lesson and how might it affect the character?" The lesson or advice will often lead us to the them or moral of the story!
We liked to call these moments, "Yoda Moments" since he is so good at giving advice!
Next week we will learn about our last fiction sign post: "Memory Moments".
The students were very excited to "mine" their chocolate chip cookies to find out what fate their cookies held!
Collins & Co.
Greenbriar Elementary School