We began our animal research projects in science this week and studied food chains and adaptations. We talked about what all animals need to survive and we started looking at our research materials. Students got their folders and encyclopedia pages to begin reading and highlighting. Next week we will start writing and taking notes. Please feel free to bring in any research from outside of our classroom.
In math we began by making strategy booklets to use as a tool to show our work. We started new math centers including Jumping 100, Pairs of 100, Addition/Subtraction in a Box, and story problems. We are working on adding/subtracting with regrouping, and looking at numbers beyond 100. We are also continuing our work on story problems.
In Literacy we are writing biographies. Students have written their first drafts and are moving onto the editing process. We also began reading My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Students worked on some vocabulary, practiced a visualization activity and drew a map of Wild Island (the setting of the story.)
Literacy: final drafts of biographies, My father's Dragon
Math: continuing math stations, addition and subtraction with regrouping
Social Studies: Japan
Science: Animal Research
Memorial Day is on May 25th