I hope that everyone has had a great week- I can't believe all of the snow that we got this week! Gotta love Michigan...
The kids were great this week. We sure were busy! In math, we will be having our Unit 3 chapter test on Tuesday, November 25th. We wrapped up our unit this week, corrected our review, and began a round of review centers. We will complete our test review on Monday with another round of review centers, where students have a chance to either work with me or practice all Unit 3 concepts. Over the weekend, I really suggest that students study by solving a few problems each day (so, don't leave the studying to the last minute). Also, students can visit Front Row and practice multi-digit division by selecting 'numbers and operations in base ten', 'assigned practice', and clicking on level 37.
In writing: students were introduced to our new writing project. Mrs. Mayotte is asking the 5th grade to help out STA by creating persuasive book reviews for Narrative Non-Fiction books in the STA library. We will be discussing what makes a good/bad Narrative Non-fiction book as well as how to create a persuasive book review. At the end of the unit, students will record themselves reading their book reviews on an app called SoundCloud, which will then be turned into a QR code. We are very excited!
In reading: We are loving Hatchet! This week, we have discussed keeping track of shifts in time by making a story timeline and 'thinking about our thinking' by using our metacognition. For homework this weekend, students are reading chapter 5 and 6, completing their first literature circle role, and checking their understanding as they read with sticky notes.
Language: We are now on page 2 of our weekly language packet. So far we have discussed the 6 comma rules, conjunctions, and similies and metaphors.
Have a great weekend!