Algebraic Thinking: We built on our first lesson in Hands-On-Equations to continue to solve for unknown numbers-variables. Most of the children finished Lesson 1 and moved onto Lesson 2 featuring problems like this:
3x = x + 4 or 4x = 2x + 6. I'm really proud of their evaluative reasoning skills!
Focus Study-Space: We continued our research about early astronomers- Galileo, Copernicus, and Sir Isaac Newton. Check out the Target Glog-Third grade page for a Solar System Glog (Fun games, videos & more).
Novel Study: We dove right back into our book-From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. The kids did a nice job of close reading to find the evaluative thinking answers to our novel study questions. **We'll be creating our "Mixed-Up Files" folders, so you can bring magazine photos, letters, or pictures printed out from the computer to decorate if you like.
HW: First In Math