We are continuing to learn more about nonfiction texts. We have been practicing our annotation skills and being able to identify the main idea and supporting details. This week we also learned about the compare and contrast brain frame.
I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends! This week we did many Thanksgiving themed activities. Mrs. Nuccio joined us to read Sarah Morton’s Day and Samuel Eaton’s Day. We solved turkey math problems in groups, and we watched Molly’s Pilgrim and noted the many differences between the movie and the book.
Ask your child about some of the multiplication vocabulary we have been learning about—factors, products, arrays, multiples, and square numbers. We also finished reading Molly’s Pilgrim and the students worked in groups to organize the events of the story in the correct sequence.
We are very proud of our flood resistant homes! Students had to create a home design that would withstand a flood and then build it. Then they identified the materials used and the properties of those materials.
Have you filled a bucket today? Some special sixth grade visitors and Mrs. Cullinane helped us to understand the importance of making other people happy. The students wrote positive messages to classmates and then shared them.