We continue to look at how the scientific method is a system. We will apply our understanding of the scientific method while exploring experiments with water.
This coming week we wrap up our unit on place value. We then delve into addition, compiling strategies for solving addition problems. We will use what we know about place value to improve our mental addition skills.
Reading Tools: What do you do when you come across a word you don’t know?Good readers use a variety of strategies to help them understand new/unfamiliar words. We will build a toolbox of reading tools, such as using pictures to help, inserting a possible synonym, or using a dictionary.
In Writer’s Workshop we started planning our books. This week, we will map out our pages and begin to wrap up our rough drafts for final editing in preparation for publication!
CVC Spelling Pattern: Consonant – Vowel – Consonant combinations most commonly create a soft vowel sound, for example cat, pen, cob… This week we begin our study of spelling patterns. We start by looking at the most basic of letter combinations, the CVC pattern. Not only will we study three-letter words, we will also look for CVC patterns within words, for example acrobat.
Hangmath: A variation of hangman, this game challenges players to use their understanding of place value to solve two-digit addition problems.
· Play three games of Hangmath
· Keep track of your guesses on the guide sheet.
Get your imagination running! Pick one of these three prompts and write a story in response to it:
"What if we had three arms?"
"What if the ocean were made of jelly?"
"What if we never recycled anything?"
Reading Party: Carve out a moment when everyone can grab a book and settle down for at least 20 minutes of reading. Brew some tea, play some soft music, turn off the phone, and just read. Read together or read on your own, talk about your books and laugh together.
- Question of the Week: “What tools can you use when you come across a word you don’t know?”
Surface Tension: Use a medicine dropper to drop water onto a penny, one drop at a time.
· How many drops will the penny hold before the water spills?
· Test this three times and graph your results with the provided guide sheet.
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