Putting precious minds to work.
Speaking of minds!
But enough about me, despite the cranky attitude-we have done some awesome stuff this week. We have written haikus, hyperboles and Diamantes, if you're in the school stroll down and see what we have done.
We have reconstructed a yeti-(proportions in math) and measured ourselves. we have researched and solved a problem for a farmer friend with our soil investigations ( problem based learning). All pretty awesome stuff.
Most important: we are starting a new book at home; it looks and reads amazing called A Lion to guard us. I am sending out a Google doc and all work for each day will be shared through that. Agendas will reflect when work is due (shared with me) ALL students know how to do this now. Of course you are welcome to make a paper copy too.
We are concluding our study of soils, and will move onto rocks. We are creating a project for soils, so there will be no actual test, all this work will be done in class, and will only go home if it is incomplete in the allotted time.
We are working on measurement, very hands on, some vocab we are using for now: dimensions, measure, benchmark, estimate, proportion. The kids are having a blast.
We have been working on figurative language and have done some really cool stuff with this-we have not completed our Shakespeare yet because I have had to do benchmark reading assessments but by Monday we should be back on task.and hopefully done by Friday. Forsooth, it hath taken an eternity!