In Math, we finished Unit 4 and are moving into Unit 5 which has a strong emphasis on fractions. Please continue to practice multiplication facts.
We have begun our Historical Fiction Unit. Students have been listening to Historical Fiction mentor texts and identifying the historical and fictional elements, as well as the problem, solution, and plot of the story. We are also engaging in literature circles where students are reading historical fiction books in groups and are given a role to complete for discussion. Students are working on making sure to be active participants in the literature circles and to dig deeper in their thinking to make more meaning of the books they are reading.
In Science, we are studying the structure and function of the different body parts of a crayfish. We have a tank set up in our room and students have been able to touch and observe the crayfish up close! We discussed proper handling of the crayfish and the students are really enjoying watching them in their tank! The culmination of our unit will be creating crayfish prosthetic devices.
In Social Studies, we began our unit on slavery. We will be discussing this important piece of history.