|Computer Review Station|
This week in math, students spent the first few days rotating through stations and carousels designed to review unit 4. This unit was completed before break, and the movement throughout the room was a nice way for the class to settle back into the routine. These stations consisted of games, workbook problems, group problem solving, and working on the computer with review questions. Today, we felt prepared to take our unit 4 cumulative, which included questions from unit 1 through unit 4. This is to ensure our students are exposed to content already learned so they will attain this information throughout the year!
|Rotating through our math stations|
In ELA, students were exposed to their first MCAS practice and completed an open response to a MCAS prompt titled Yeshi’s Luck. We learned strategies to help us answer questions that required us to infer and to look back in the text for evidence. We also evaluated sample responses that had been graded and learned the scoring requirements for the open response. Our former practice with RACE forms gave students the confidence they needed to complete the response thoroughly and to the best of their ability. This first packet was modeled whole class, which we will continue to work on in the upcoming weeks! In writing, students are wrapping up their expository pieces and are now typing these. Our next genre of writing will be persuasive, which we will introduce next month!
In just four days, we have been able to make some progress in Social Studies as we focus on the Southeast Region! It sure is nice to research a warmer region of the US now as we experience our snowy winter. Students will be given a map and are required to learn the location of these states, as well as their abbreviations and capitals. Along with the map, we are gathering information about the Southeast to design a brochure about the land, economy, and the culture of this region. We are in the note taking stage now and will then move to creating paragraphs that will used in our informative pamphlet.
|Resources for our Social Studies Brochure|
Ms. Wentworth :)
Questions for Conversation
1. In Yeshi’s luck, how did the character change from the beginning of the story to the end?
2. Describe two stations visited during the unit 4 review.
3. What are some land features of the Southeast Region?