May 20-24, 2019
CAASPP testing finished early
last week, and we were able to get some math done aside from the test.
We worked on using an area model to multiply fractions and whole
numbers. That will continue next week, but this week, we have
priorities other than that skill. We have completed all of the tested
items for unit 6. Therefore, we will review the material on Monday, and
the test will be on Tuesday. The final lesson in the unit is more
multiplication of fractions and whole numbers. The unit will be fully
completed next week. The students will also work on learning the
customary system of measurement. We have worked on weight and length
thus far, and this week, we will develop the idea of capacity. On
Friday, there will be a quiz on those three skills. Next week, we will
work on the metric system.
We will continue our reading in The Phantom Tollbooth.
This week, we will work on chapters 10-14. We read and discussed much
of chapter 10 last Friday; it had a very strong message about paying
attention to the world and seeing what is out there. The students will
complete that chapter this week. By the end of the week, we will begin
chapter 14, but we will not likely complete it until next week. We are
in a series of very lengthy chapters, and each chapter is loaded with
ideas. As one student remarked last week, “It’s only five pages in the
book, but it’s like ten pages of ideas.” He is correct! There will be a
quiz this week, but no comprehension sheet. We are nearing the end of
those as 90%+ of the students are earning 3s and 4s on them. The
students, as a class, have done well in learning how to write in
blog of the year will be assigned at the end of the week. It is due no
later than Friday, May 31. The timeline is short, but there isn’t much
school year left.
be a vocabulary unit this week. The words are from a unit called “the
size of things.” The quiz on the words will be on Friday.
The students are working on the
planning of their Super Insect, and this week, they should begin
building it. They also need to create the Super Insect’s habitat. This
is our life science STEM project.