What's New in Room 322?
A weekly review
Word Work- Students took their WTW test on Friday and will be receiving new words on Monday (this next set will continue into the week after Spring Break due to next week being only 3.5 days).
Writing-Students have finished their President writings and President biographies. On Thursday, students did a writing craftivity about someone who is worth more than gold to them.
Reading-Mini lesson focuses of the week have been about strategies to record our thinking as we read and talking about how books in a series "go together". Students created lists about the similarities, differences, and patterns they have seen in the Magic Treehouse read alouds and with their book club texts. Next week will be the last bit of our series unit before we transition into our next unit of Informational Book Clubs.
Science: Our class worked together to make oobleck and argue whether it was a solid or gas. We watched videos of oobleck made on larger scales too to further defend our arguments. Many were surprised to find that this substance wasn't a solid or liquid...but a non-Newtonian fluid! Next week they will be bringing home their science journals with some of the work they've been recording over the last month of scientific studies--in here I put the recipe also in case you wanted to try to make it at home. Another easy and messy but fun and educational activity!
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Math Poster Gallery Walk
Students have been working on pieces to a poster project throughout the unit. Students shared their posters on Monday through a gallery walk and responded to peer created interpreting data questions.
Thursday: No Rotation (half day)
Friday: No School
Students used clipboards to rotate through math word problems dealing with money.
Small groups rotated through money games
SMARTBoard Money Madness
Students played games on the SMARTBoard involving sorting, adding, and interpreting coins.
Upcoming Odell Events
March 24- Early Dismissal 1/2 Day
March 25-April 4- No School for Students--Spring Break
Who is worth more to you than gold?
Students responded to this prompt and decorated a pot of gold to give to that person.
Students mix oobleck ingredients.
There is an Oobleck recipe in science packets coming home this week if you want to try it at home.