Another great week of learning, and another typhoon! We are still having some sun and hot weather, so enjoy it while it lasts! Please remember to bring your water bottle to school; we have used a lot of disposable cups these past weeks, but it’s more convenient and spill free to use a bottle.
In IPC we looked at timelines and how we can see when our significant figures of the past lived. Students placed worked hard to identify people and place them on a timeline based on their birth and death years. We also talked about fame and it’s connection to people of historical significance. It was great to see just how far back human history goes and the explosion of famous people and their inventions at the turn of the 20th century! Next week we will be looking into the lives of famous inventors and some of the amazing things they contributed to the world.
We finished out our unit in math with estimating and rounding to the nearest ten or hundred place value. We will revisit rounding a bit this week as it can be a bit tricky, as we go into adding and subtracting larger numbers, there will be opportunity to revisit and practice these skills. We will also start to work with decimals as we will look at counting money.
In English students have continued to identify and use adjectives when describing settings and characters. This week we looked at the ever changing form of verbs and how we use a verb to indicate a character is speaking, along with speech marks. We also analyzed the classic story arc for sequencing events. This next week students will be writing their own creative stories so they can utilize the skills we have learned in a unit-end piece of work. I look forward to seeing what everyone writes about!
Also, great job everyone studying their spelling words last week. The scores were significantly improved! Just a bit every night makes all the difference on the test, and helps us write better as well! I am a very happy to see how hard everyone has been working on their homework in general, so keep up your amazing work.
Enjoy your weekend and see everyone on Monday 🙂