Students are encouraged to express themselves through writing. Some children write creative fantasies and others research informational texts to write nonfiction pieces. It is always fun to see and hear what the class is producing!
Please tell me that you remember this game! It was one of my favorite games growing up! Well, this week our essential question is "How are events in history unique?" We began to read about different periods in history, including the pioneers heading out on the Oregon Trail. This theme blends in perfectly with our social studies unit on immigration.
This question and answer book is FILLED with tons of information about Ellis Island. There is so much information, in fact, that we decided to divide and conquer by each becoming an expert on a single question. The students began to research today and will construct a poster in class over the next two days. This is a joint venture with Mrs. Brett's class. Next week we will be presenting our posters and facts about Ellis Island with the students in both classes.
As we continued to move through our geometry unit in math, we spent the afternoon learning about congruent shapes. We constructed polygons with pattern blocks, and then manipulated them by rotating and flipping the shapes. Please reinforce what we learned today by asking your child to explain what congruent means!
We reviewed reflectional symmetry today. We not only explored it in class, but we were able to deepen our understanding using technology. Please feel free to check out some of the links we used on the symmetry page of this website!
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