We've spent a lot of time studying the sun, moon, and Earth. We broke into research teams and each team had to answer an essential question on the topic. We are now in the process of having each team present what they found. We are creating a shared book as a class with all of our new information. I am impressed with all of the facts they have learned! We will be finishing up our sun, moon, and Earth unit next week.
We are also getting deep into our nonfiction writer's workshop unit. The students have made lists of things they know a lot about, created schema boards to display these ideas, created a web using one of their ideas, and are now working on their first nonfiction book to teach about the topic. I continue to be impressed with their ideas and am looking forward to reading all of their books.
We just finished half of the math book and gave the mid year test. This week we will be starting chapter eleven, which is focused on graphing.
If anyone would like to be a mystery reader, send me an email and we will set up a time!
Things to ask your child about:
-What was their essential question for the sun, moon, and Earth unit?
-What are they writing their first book about for the nonfiction writer's workshop unit?
-How can you be a bucket filler at home?