All About Energy – Transfer of Energy:
This week we look at how energy transfers through waves, moving objects and heat. Weather permitting we will explore how solar ovens transfer heat from the sun’s rays into food. We will revisit our moving robots, as well as investigate the domino effect. Finally, we will inquire into sound waves.
We will use manipulatives and drawings to explore how division breaks numbers into equal groupings. In order to support their understanding, we will also investigate how we can use repeated subtraction to divide.
Creating Mental Images:
Using illustrations and discussions, the Magical Minds will inquire into how we can use the five senses and emotions to create mental images of characters, settings and events. Through conversation and reflection we will come to understand that mental images help keep readers engaged in their books as well as enhance comprehension.
Finalizing Rough Drafts:
This week in Writer’s Workshop, students will wrap up their first drafts and begin final, sewn pamphlet books! It’s time for our second publishing…
Long O Words:
The Magical Minds will compare words with long O sounds in order to discover the following spelling patterns: bossy e (bone), open o (go), and oa (boat).
Current Events Schedule (in alphabetical order)
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1/24 Tuesday - Bryce
1/25 Wednesday - Enzio
1/26 Thursday - Gabe
1/27 Friday – Joaquin
1/30 Monday – Kaya
1/31 Tuesday – Kokwe
2/1 Wednesday – Porfirio
2/2 Thursday – Sophie
2/3 Friday – Tasso
2/6 Monday - William
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 Sophie will share at Tuesday’s class meeting.