Monday, March 4, 2019

PA and TD for the Week of 3-4

KTD Math will be experimenting with making magic crosses using larger numbers this week.  They worked using the numbers 1-5, but will they work for larger sequential numbers as well? We will find out this week.

KTD Literacy will be translating Runny Babbit poems into standard English this week.  Next week, we will try to write a poem of our own. 

1TD will be finishing up our "Lava Monsters" to begin the week, and then we will discuss symbiotic relationships in nature and in picture books.  The kids will learn about mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism and find similar relationships characters have in books.

2TD will finish reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this week.  Teams of kids will begin working on a poster showing how the different points of view from the five kids in the story helped shape the novel.

3PA will continue working on the Google Slides comparing life in Ancient Egypt to modern life.  These are the guidelines for the project that is due on Friday:

Life in Ancient Egypt was vastly different from our lives today.  For this project, you are going to compare what life was like in Ancient Egypt to your own life today.  Each slide must have a title, 7-10 facts from your reading on life in Ancient Egypt,  7-10 facts that show the modern version of what you do today to contrast each fact you found on Ancient Egypt, 3-4 images that match up to facts you found on both sides.  You can find information in the two packets you have in your binders, books we have in the room or from the local library, and the links on the PA website. Title your project Egyptian Life Vs. Modern Life and share with with Mr. Schumann.

Your slides:

  • Family Life
  • Marriage
  • Food and Cooking
  • Cosmetics and Bathing
  • Clothing
  • Housing and Furniture
  • Entertainment
  • Government
  • Sports
  • Religion
  • Architecture
  • Medicine

4PA will continue their essay on the life of Adam Moore this week. This essay is due on Friday. The class developed the following categories, based on their notes, as an outline for the paragraphs:

1. The accident

2. In the hospital

3. Recovery

4. Wonderfully, horrible people

5. Emotional state and symptoms

6. Help from others/Support

7. Going home

8. Obstacles

9. School (parts one and two)

10. Back and forth

11. Changes

12. Back to normal

5PA will have the rest of the week to finish reading their autobiographies and annotating them using the guide in their binders. Next week, everyone will begin reading one or more fiction stories written by the author of their book to see how the life of an author impacts their writing.

PA Progress Reports

PA Progress reports will be given to the kids on Friday to bring home via backpack mail.  Our reports are not online with the other report c...