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Math: Students will be designing unique rectangular prisms using boxes collected in class. This will serve as a project on our unit on Volume before assessment. I expect we will be wrapping up over the course of the next week and a half. After volume, we will be moving on to fractions (where we will be spending a majority of the remainder of the year).
ELA: Students will soon be selecting a dinosaur to write a research paper on. This paper will serve as a connection between ELA, science and social studies. The main purpose for this paper is to provide students with the strong foundation of research skills necessary to build excellent informative writers. Also in ELA we will be delving into more specific vocabulary acquisition during word study, and doing more work within small groups to examine “word consciousness”.
Social Studies: Students are still in the midst of our unit on early-humankind. I expect our activities to take us to Thanksgiving break, as we will be playing hunter/gatherer games, experiencing “court room justice” in the style of early-man, and writing found poems.