Monday, February 3, 2020

PA and TD for the Week of 2-3

The kids did a great job last week with PA testing.  The 3rd and 4th graders still have to take the CogAT this week, but then we are done.  Results will be sent home this spring.  Now, here's what we will be up to this week!

KTD Lit spent some time with the book Anamalia last week learning about alliteration, and we will be continue to explore this book and concept this week during TD. 
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KTD Math will be exploring geometry this week, learning about the properties of ten different shapes, their sides and the number of verticies each shape has. The kids and I will be going an a shape hunt around the school looking for examples of each shape.

1TD will be learning about conflict in the stories they are reading.  We will be discussing internal and external conflict and mapping examples found in the books they have in their book boxes. 

2TD began researching lesser known civil rights leaders before and after 1945 during their last week with me.  This week, teams of kids will be using their research to create posters that teach about this icons.  

3PA did an outstanding job learning about the pyramids of ancient Egypt.  last week, when I was testing, the kids explored a book about the pyramids, and this week, we will use all of the notes taken to create a Google Slide show in pairs.  The kids took over 12 pages of notes each, so they have a lot of information to share.

4PA  will create a model of the human brain this week.  I have a blank template for the kids, and they will be using a variety of online sources and interactive brain maps, to label the different parts of the brain, and come up with a color and a symbol that reflect the functions of all the parts.
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5PA will be annotating their autobiographies using a guide we will review today.  The kids are all reading an autobiography written by an author of children's fiction. When the students are done with the autobiographies, they will move on to read a piece of fiction by the same author to see how the life of the writer becomes part of their fiction writing.  We will also have Capstone Thursday.  


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