What an exciting we've been having! After an amazing experience at Town Hall this morning, we will be off to Plimoth Plantation tomorrow. Here are some more exciting things that have been going on!
We just finished up our one and only fractions unit. While the work in this unit is challenging, the students really persevered and were flexible with their thinking. We learned to use different representations to show and compare fractions such as bar models, cuisenaire rods, and number lines. We also explored relationships between equivalent fractions and tried to create rules to look for when comparing fractions.
Next, we will continue working on addition and subtraction strategies. We'll kick this new unit off by exploring with liquid measurements!
After showing off some pieces of the speeches that are being written in our class today at the town meeting, we are going to continue publishing. Students have been working hard to convince their audiences of their opinions by using brave and bold words, examples from their own lives, and information collected from surveys and interviews. I can't wait to see how their finished speeches turn out!
READING/ SOCIAL STUDIES
We've been exploring what life was like for the Pilgrims and Wampanoag in the New World in our integrated reading unit. Students learned what life was like for the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, the challenges they faced, and how the perspectives of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag during this time differed. We'll continue this work by digging into what really happened at the first Thanksgiving.
Check out some pictures from today's mock town meeting below!
Have a great night,