Our highlight this week was science, as we explored which material makes the best ice skates. We tested 5 different materials (foam, bubble wrap, aluminum foil, wax paper, and magazine pages) to determine which material created the least amount of friction. Below our a few photos of our investigation.
In writing, we used Seesaw to storytell our fractured fairy tale ideas. We also began to write our fairy tales, using a narration technique called the “backstory” to introduce our characters. In this unit, we are working more in depth on paragraphing, dialogue, figurative language, and showing the passing of time.
In reading, we compared and contrasted 2 characters (their traits, problems, and reactions to problems). We took part in our first debate in our book club groups, involving characters from our books. Students are learning to incorporate evidence to justify their opinions. We also explored theme and lessons to stories. Next week we will wrap up our study of characters and prepare for a nonfiction unit in reading workshop.
In math, we reviewed and took a test on our first fraction topic! We are ready to begin our 2nd, more in-depth, topic on fractions. We are continuing to memorize and master our multiplication facts, which will make our division mad minutes easier.
Have a great week!