Hello all! We are halfway through this week...hard to believe, yes?!?
We are continuing our focus upon the informational text structure of compare and contrast. When you are comparing and contrasting, you are looking for how something in a text is alike or different from another subject. Students have been examining articles containing this structure and identifying clue words that signal them into a comparison of similarities or a contrast of differences. Not only must they learn how to decipher these texts, they must also read these texts and write essays of their own. We learned about the different formats of constructing essays and began writing some of our own.
HOMEWORK: "Abracadabra" vocab sheet (Mrs. Thomas's class). In Mr. Harman's reading class, students must finish center work. In Ms. Frederick's and Ms. Schrader's classes, students need to complete the next vocabulary assignment. All classes must study to prepare for Vocabulary assessments THIS FRIDAY.
We began our new unit on FRACTIONS!!! We watched THIS VIDEO and then created fractions strips of our own to begin studying equivalencies. Equivalent fractions are fractions that are equal.
Students learned about heat and temperature and how heat is transferred from one object to another.
We completed our math activities from this morning!
Have a terrific night!