Well, another week has flown by and we've gained yet another week's worth of knowledge! In math, we have been sticking to the Common Core with learning about measurements on a ruler. We have focused on inches, quarter inches, and a little on eighth of an inch. We will continue with this concept next week when we focus on yards, centimeters, meters, and kilometers. After measurement, we will go on to data and graphs by finding the mode, mean, median, range, maximum, and minimum numbers on a set of data gathered from bar, picto-, circle, and line graphs. Geometry will be the final outcome we teach prior to the state math assessment this spring.
In reading, we have continued with the skills needed to be successful readers. This week, we focused once again on fact and opinion. The Kansas State Assessment in reading will be in March, so the students will be going online to practice some test questions so they are familiar with the tools on the testing software in the upcoming weeks. Some of the question types are written in a different way then what they are used to seeing, so we like to provide them with the experience needed to be successful test-takers!
Science has been "rolling along" with motion and Newton's laws of motion. Many fun classroom demonstrations have been taking place, and have really gained the students' attention. Friction, motion, speed, distance, position, gravity, and force have been the topic/vocabulary words this week. Physical science is definitely in this class's wheelhouse! (Must be my previous experience teaching 6th grade science that helped! ;)).
Thank you all for providing a great Valentine's Day experience for the class. It went very smooth, everyone received something, and all felt as if they were thought about! It always helps build on the classroom community!
Thank you for all you do,