Our class rotation is in full swing and students are taking part in some wonderful experiments! Mr. Federici's class is with Mrs. Graney and they are conducting various magnetism experiments. Mrs. Bowden's class is with Mr. Federici and they are learning about the process of erosion and how landforms are created. Mrs. Graney's class is with Mrs. Bowden and are dissecting owl pellets this week for their Food Chains and Food Webs unit.
The unit theme for January is Fractions and Their Uses, Chance and Probability. Students are currently learning how to name equivalent fractions, calculate chance and probability and we will soon start adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators
We wrapped up our study of Connecticut and will begin our units on Colonial American History and The Revolutionary War in mid to late March.
We are learning techniques that make our narrative writing more interesting. Students are learning how to build suspense, elaborate characters, settings and objects and elaborate a main event. In mid-March, students will learn expository and persuasive forms of writing.
Students are doing a variety of reading and reading projects. For the month of January, we will be focusing on deepening our thinking while reading, connecting to the characters/settings in the books and doing some creative extensions of books. These extensions include writing imaginary journal entries in the point of view of the main character, writing sequels to stories and creating posters/bulletin boards as a way to recommend these books to peers.
Think, Believe,Dream, Dare