Math: Measurement and data packet and test corrections
Social Studies: Historical Event Research: Continued Research
Science: Rocks and Minerals Presentation by guest speaker
Reading: Read and take notes on biography
Writing: Work on persuasive letter
- Students should be reading their biography books and taking notes
- ISAT tests every Wednesday until May 2
- Read Biography Book with Notes - Due 4/18
- Research for persuasive letter - Due 4/16
In social studies, students continued to work on researching information for their questions. Some groups are beginning to work on the presentation piece. Most of the groups are working well and seem to be on track.
Science was a time in which we had a guest speaker. Linda Slyck works with several students at the library and asked to come in and show the class some rocks and minerals that she had. We saw several really great examples of rocks and minerals. The students were very interested in what she shared. We really appreciated her taking the time to present to the class.
In reading, students are continuing with their biographies. We will continue to use class for reading and notes until April 18th, when the books are supposed to be finished. We will take the following week to have the students create their posters.
In writing, students continued work on their persuasive letter to Mr. Gilbert. We explained to the students how to write the first paragraph and the body paragraphs. We also reinforced the need for students to use the facts in their letter and to focus on being able to use the words “according to” in reference to a source in their letter. Persuasion doesn’t happen through opinions. It happens by using facts.
Finally, we would like to leave you with a quote today from former actor, James Dean, “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
IN THIS CLASS, IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW, IT IS ABOUT WHAT WE DO WITH WHAT WE KNOW!