In Reading Workshop we continued to read non-fiction and are working in teams to create an informational presentation on an extreme weather event that each team will present to the class. Each student also wrote a research report independently on a biography of a woman, and is presenting a summary of what they learned to the class. It's been so much fun learning about all that women in history have accomplished. In writing workshop each student is working on an informational essay focused on how a specific technology has impacted society.
|Students summarizing partners using 2 different sources|
|We made Poetry pockets to celebrate Poetry Month!|
|Personal Narrative presentation|
|Presenting information on Laurie Hernandez, the gymnast|
|Presenting on Malala Yousafzai, the activist.|
|Presenting on Betsy Ross|
|Presenting on J.K. Rowling, the author.|
|Presenting on Jane Goodall, the scientist.|
|Presenting on Karen Chen, the ice skater.|
|Presenting on Maria Mitchell, the astronomer.|
This month we completed the geometry unit. Students learned to calculate area and perimeter, measured and drew angles using protractors and learned to identify triangles and quadrilaterals. They also learned about symmetry lines and used that knowledge to create symmetrical butterflies that we used to decorate for spring.
In science we completed Unit 6 - Matter, which included learning the properties of Matter, classifying Matter and changes of Matter. We especially focused on how water is special because it is the only Matter that can exist in 3 states: solid, liquid and gas. This unit has prepared us to explore water more, with our upcoming STEM Project focused on solving the Earth's problem of lack of clean water for its population.
The students finished learning all about a New York colonist's life, including how the colony population grew, the contributions of African American colonists, how colonists made a living and their daily life. As an end of unit project, the girls are creating Broadsides (colonial newspapers) which include vocabulary and information that they have encountered during the unit.