Stuff in Motion: Rate of Flow and Time. Our Waterbox project continues as we work to pipe a just right amount of water to an imaginary village. As we work on adjusting the rate of flow of water to create a steady, but conservative flow, we will investigate how we can use the rate of flow to measure time. Can we make a clock using water?
Arrays: We begin our study of multiplication this week, using arrays to visualize different multiplication problems. Check out this classroom’s creative use of arrays to create the best audience setup for a sloth’s presentation.
Making Connections: Very similar to using our schema to increase comprehension, making connections helps us identify what kind of knowledge are we using. We will focus on text-to-self connections (personally relating to our books), text-to-text (when a book reminds us of something else we have read), and text-to-world connections (when we connect what we are reading to something that is happening in the world).
In Writer’s Workshop this week, we’ll hand-make paper for our hardcover books! We’ll construct our final books for publishing, putting together our hard covers, handmade paper, and our writing.
Digraphs: A digraph is when two letters come together to create a new sound, for example ch, th and sh. We will investigate how we can use digraphs with the CVC and CVC-e rules, creating words such as chin, that and shin (CVC words with blends) or bathe and shine (CVC-e words with blends).
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Friday - Alexis
Sharing (Tuesdays): Last week we added an official sharing time to our weekly class meetings. Each week one or two children will share a Passion Project, which are projects that we make at home about the things we are passionate about. The key to sharing is the Magical Minds must MAKE SOMETHING. Last week William and Porfirio shared with us their Lego creations. This week Gabriel and Alexis will share at this week’s class meeting.