Our first day of the Focus Study-Space was exciting! The children created an interactive notebook and completed a science probe about the solar system.
We worked hard on algebraic thinking with an Exemplar, which is a problem solving activity. The students had to figure out how many phone calls would be made about a field trip, if the teacher called 2 students and each of them called 2 students, until all 31 children had been notified. Many different ways to solve, and what a challenge!
We began reading our novel study, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. The kids are hooked on the story already! We also started our vocabulary building book, Weighty Words. The first story was very funny, and now the kids know what the word abasement means. Maybe your child has already quizzed you. Did you know it?
Homework: Illustrate each of the six words from V.I.A., Virtues in Action.
Looking forward to next week!