Wednesday we had our Spring pictures taken. Cards came home that day with your child's name on it from HR Imaging if you would like to order.
Please look through your child's data binder over break and return the binder, signed, when we return in April. Please do not empty the work.
Remember next week is Spring Break week. March reading logs are due when we get back, Tuesday April 3.
Our learning goal this week was to make inferences using our text clues and our background knowledge. We learned this is different than predicting. We examined a wordless picture book and recorded what we saw, what we know, and made inferences. Students practiced reading poems and passages to make thoughtful inferences.
Our new learning goal is to write opinion pieces and provide reasons for our opinions. We began by discussing the difference between facts and opinions. We discussed that an opinion is a belief, it is your point of view, and is a result of an emotion. We read picture books with good persuasive arguments. We learned that opinion writing can be supported by reasons/rationale.
Our class continued to learn about the long i sound. We cut and sorted words by their long i pattern. Students went on the Spelling City website and used whiteboards to practice. They took the assessment on Thursday.
Our learning goal this week was to create graphs and use them to answer questions. We identified the parts of a graph and ways to collect data. Students made bar graphs, line plots, and pictographs. After creating each graph, we answered questions about the information that was collected. Individuals came up with their own survey question, collected data from their classmates, and created a graph to display their data.
The class enjoyed sharing their biography research presentations. Some students dressed up like their famous American and others shared the slideshow they made. The class reviewed why each person had made a difference to our country.