All About Energy – Rube Goldberg Designs:
This week we finish up our unit on energy. The Magical Minds will show what they know about kinetic and potential energy, as well as how energy is transferred as they design (and possibly build) some Rube Goldberg machines. Not only will we learn about Rube Goldberg and where these contraptions came from (as cartoons), we will also work on incorporating some of our inventions (robots, spool racers and more) into our own designs.
This week we finish a unit on division. We will look at how to use a number line and repeated subtraction to find the solution to division problems. The Magical Minds will also continue practicing their multiplication facts.
Creating Mental Images:
The Magical Minds have done a great job identifying how creating mental images help bring books to life and makes events in the book more memorable. This week we focus on how mental pictures include ALL the senses, and often carry emotions with them.
This week in Writer’s Workshop we’ll prepare to share our books! We’ll bind our final drafts, paste in our handmade paper, and celebrate on Friday with our second Author’s Chair!
Long Vowel Review:
This week is all about word study games, and building our confidence at identifying and applying spelling patterns.
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Sharing (Tuesdays): Sharing (Tuesdays): Each week one child shares a Passion Project. Passion Projects are MADE BY the Magical Minds and are about something they care about, something that is important to them. This week Porfirio and Gabe will share at Tuesday’s class meeting.