Language Arts- This week's focus was on main ideas and details and well as figurative language. We did more non fiction reading about the pioneers and some of the things that they came in contact with. We also worked with a book called "Dakota Dugout" which tells us about the prairie years. Students worked with similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia. Ask them what each is. They should know!!!!
On the trail we have had some bad luck. We didn't have any water at prairie wells and decided to sneak past or attack the guards. Some of us lost family members. After we left there and headed to the river crossing, the heat made our wagon wheels buckle and break. Luckily many wagon train members learned how to fix this problem we could be on our way. We are preparing for our next decision once we get to the crossings. At the other side of the river are 2 trail choices. Stay tuned for what we do!
Challenge Projects- Just a reminder that challenge projects are due on Monday April 22. I will not be in school on the 19th. Also a reminder that the challenge project planning page (found inside the challenge project packet) needs to be turned in with each project. Students may choose to write their own paragraphs on another sheet of paper or the computer or just use that page. I'm super excited to see all of the projects! I hear we have some great things to share. We will be sure to blog and tweet about them next week.
Speaking of tweeting, if you haven't had the chance to check twitter out please do. I had a parent express how much they loved following us on twitter. It was neat to see some things that were actually happening during the day to talk to their child about when they got home. It also helps when you ask your child what they did today and they say... "NOTHING!" I assure you that isn't true. :) You could always pull up our twitter feed for the day and check out what we did! Go to twitter.com and then search us out: @MrsBentin3
Math- We're still hard at work on our quicker picker upper experiment. We have all of our data collected and have put it into a data table. Now we are working on taking that data from the table and turning it into a graph. We talked about 5 main things that a bar graph should always have: 1- a title, 2- a scale, 3- the x-axis labels, 4- the y-axis labels and the bars. We will now take our data and create a graph.
AR- We are at 33% of the quarter being done. Please take a look at our AR goal reports being sent home.
Next Friday is our pioneer day. We're looking for a few random items for the day. Those of you who said you would donate something for our day I will send home a note with your student on Monday. We're looking for buttons, fabric scraps and old candles that we can melt down. :)
Have a wonderful weekend! Stay dry!