Hello all! We have had a very busy week playing catch up from all these snow days! I am very impressed with the hard work I have been seeing in all subjects. Here is what we have been working on....
Room 208 is wrapping up their study on Explorers. We have studied 8 explorers in all and have been recording our findings in our Explorer Journal. We will be completing a class activity using the information we found on Friday 2/13/15. Students will have to work together to complete a life size matrix of each explorer. Our next topic of study will be looking at a few of the first colonies in the New World; Jamestown, Roanoke, and Plymouth.
We have been working very hard on our Topic 7- Dividing with Decimals! It has been tough with all the snow days, but students are working hard and doing great. We will be having a quiz on the first 5 lessons of the topic on Friday 2/13/15. Students went home on Thursday with a review packet to help them prepare for the quiz. We will continue working with Topic 7 after we return from break.
We have been busy, busy, BUSY in ELA. We wrapped up our first core book last week-Tuck Everlasting. We discussed the different themes in the book and worked together in a group scavenger hunt to find evidence for the themes. Theme is a very challenging idea for students at this age because it requires a lot of inferring and reading in-between the lines. The students did great, I was very happy with the effort and evidence found in the activity.
Today we are beginning a genre study project with our new librarian, Miss Carney. Students will be responsible for reading a book of a certain genre over break and looking for the "ingredients" that make up that genre. Students will then be helping organize our class library in 209 into specific genres. This is a great hands-on activity that will really give students the chance to show and test what they know.
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As part of a Student Council run fundraiser, Pine Glen donated money to purchase Pillow Pets for pediatric patients at Mass General for children. As a class, our homeroom chose a pillow pet that we would like to donate. We agreed on donating the Dolphin Pillow Pet. Here is a picture of it before we send it off! Great job 209!!