Friday, March 15, 2013

Peek At The Week

Where does the time go? Each week seems to go by so quickly!

In Math, we continued learning about data and graphs. We shared our results with our classmates based on our favorite things.  We also took an assessment where the students had to sort foods into categories and create a graph. They did very well! We also reviewed telling time. We watched a Brain Pop Jr. video and practiced writing in time to the half as well as quarter of and quarter past. We also collected pocket data and learned how to make line plots. We discussed the mode (the most popular) and what an outlier is.

In Science, we learned about the 4 types of precipitation which are rain, snow, sleet, and hail. We made a little booklet and watched a brief film about the types. We also learned about 4 severe storms. They were blizzard, thunderstorm, hurricane, and tornado. We mixed the storm ingredients in a big pot and made a weather wizard cookbook. It was fun! We also read more about weather and answered questions together. We also did a cool cloud watch each morning.

****A reminder that the students weather reports and posters are due this Wednesday, March 20th.

In Writing, we began planning a persuasive piece about the best season. We brainstormed things we like to do in the different seasons. We started planning our writing for which season we thought was the best. The students began their planning and we’ll continue to work on it next week.

Thank you so much for all of your snack contributions. We will have a very nice basket and whoever wins it will be very happy!

I hope you all have a great weekend!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
-Mrs. Farrand J