This week, the students came in with Halloween on their minds and left with a wealth of new knowledge! Who knew? With math, we have continued our subtraction with borrowing/regrouping with money problems including decimals. We finished up the week in math by taking an interim state math assessment that projects how they might do on the actual state assessment in the spring. Results will be shared when everyone finishes this up.
In language arts, we read a story titled Prudy's Problem and How She Solved It in which a girl is a collector of all things. She isn't organized and has to find inspiration on how to organize her collections. She decides that a museum is the best solution to her problem. Grammar was focused on irregular plural nouns such as deer, mice, geese, children, etc. Spelling words were compound words. The students performed great on this skill and were successful spelling test takers on the i-Pods!
Science time was spent studying different soil types with a test on Wednesday over the different terminology of soil. We then switched back to social studies and are focusing on renewable, nonrenewable, and flow resources. Weather permitting, we were able to witness the wind-powered turbine being installed at the high school, which has been a culmination of hard work by one of the high school math classes over the past year and a half. Going green is the way to go! Hopefully by the time this note is written, we will have the opportunity to witness this spectacle!
Next week we will be reading a story titled Tops and Bottoms, which again focuses on solving problems. In math, we will be learning how to tell time on analog clocks.
Have a great weekend! Thanks for all you do!