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Friday, March 13, 2015

A Big Bite

Our class was small this week as many of us are fighting off illnesses and colds.  There were only 16 students present on several days.  We have been working on fractions and decimals in math and as part of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week, we managed to work  fractions, decimals, bar graphs and line plots into a fun lesson involving cookie tasting.  Overall, most students preferred either Chips Ahoy! or Shaw's bakery cookies.  The students really enjoyed this math lesson.  In reader's workshop we extended our study of mythology to include the genre of plays.  The students were broken into two acting troupes and performed Orpheus and Eurydice and Echo and Narcissus for each other.  Everyone had a great time and performed very well. We also created our own Pandora boxes and trapped an evil inside the box, along with despair.  We wrote an opinion paragraph on why it would be important to put this particular evil back in the box.  There were some very interesting answers.  We have started a new unit in writer's workshop on non fiction writing and are planning to write an expert piece in the upcoming weeks.  We have finished studying wind and will learn about clouds next week.  Our trip to D.C., is over and we will travel to the southeast on Monday.  Don't forget that the four door research book on Washington D.C. is due on Friday.  We do so much work in school every day but we also have a lot of fun.  Ask your child what they liked about school this past week.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Williams

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