The spelling words this week have the /or/ sound spelled or, ore, ar, or oar. We looked at letter patterns and discussed the meaning of the words in Unit 20. During math, the students continued working on using bar models and writing number equations. After this, we finished reading Esio Trot. Ask your child for his/her best Mr. Hoppy or Mrs. Silver imitation!
The specials class of the day was Art. However, there was another special event today. We participated in a live webinar with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The presentation focused on Native American art with an emphasis on pottery and weaving. We were able to "chat" with the presenters to ask and answer questions. Ask your child to describe a piece of pottery or weaving we saw in the museum!
After an afternoon recess break, we spent some time thinking about what to do if you lose a game. Check backpack mail for a paper with great strategies about what can be thought, said, or done if a game does not end in your favor.
Continuing our lessons about volcanoes, we completed labeling volcanoes on a map showing the Ring of Fire. We also read the book National Geographic Kids: Volcanoes. There was even a page about Mt. Paricutin, the volcano in Hill of Fire. The students then colored, cut, and assembled parts of a volcano. They acted out the birth of Mt. Paricutin using the parts shown below. Ask your child for a demonstration!
Our day ended with a lesson about Africa using our Map Champs Atlas books. Students used directional clues to locate various countries on the map.
We will learn about Abraham Lincoln tomorrow!