Monday, March 18, 2019

PA and TD for the Week of 3-18

KTD Math will continue to explore problem solving and multiplication this week.  The kids and I will tackle a problem involving a carnival ride with about 20 steps to find the answer.

KTD Literature will read the picture book Orion and the Dark, a nod to their visit to the planetarium.  In this book, a child is afraid of the dark, and the constellation Orion comes into his room and the two become friends.  This is a great book to teach perspective, which is what we will be discussing.  The kids are going to do a short writing prompt, but they will write from the perspective of the sun.
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1TD will continue to explore different picture books, looking for examples of different types of symbiotic relationships during our time together.

2TD is doing an excellent job of working together on their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory character posters.  We should finish up by mid week, and then begin our next book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.  
James and the Giant Peach - Class Pack
3PA has worked so hard on their Egyptian slide shows.  I am very proud of the work that went into the process of this project.  Last week, the kids wrote the rubric we will use to assess the final project.  The kids will use the rubric to assess each other, rotating around the room to view each project and grade the work.  When this is complete, the kids will be creating a cartouche of their name and we will learn how to write using hieroglyphics. 
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4PA will finish their human brain model this week, complete with labels, a color and a symbol that represent the function of each part.  We will end the week with parts of a PBS NOVA documentary on how the brain works.  This is a fun one that will spark lots of discussion.
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5PA will complete their work using their autobiography and fiction books early this week.  The remainder of the week, at their request, will be spent working on the Capstone projects.  The final push will begin after spring break.  Nine weeks to go. 

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