Coming off a four-day week, students in Room D4 took full advantage of our five-day week. We covered A LOT of material including some really challenging work in math where students were required to apply the standard algorithm for addition and subtraction to multi-step problems. For example, children answered questions like the one below:
This is not easy stuff and yet students are persisting and demonstrating that they can apply what they know.
We set the stage for our work with geology by using an apple to model the Earth’s layers. We also integrated a bit of math by having students measure the apple’s layers in millimeters and centimeters. Geology will be a major focus for both literacy and science in the coming weeks.
And, yes of course, we wrote, worked with complex text and completed some Word Study.