Another week is complete. Our class is already off to an amazing pace. Last week our class finished the story “Earthquake Terror” by Peg Kehret. We focused on the literary elements in the story, sequence of events and making predictions as learning targets. Can you name all of the literary elements? Remember these elements really help to describe a fictional story. Also, if you can explain literary elements you have Knowledge for this skill on your matrix for Theme 1. Make sure you mark it off. Check out the video to jog your memory.
In math we’re getting a better idea of how well we’ve mastered our basic math skills. These are facts like 8 x 4. These facts are really helpful when we start to work on more challenging problems for math later in the school year. Also, our class studied place value. It’s important to see the patterns in place value. These patterns help us to decode numbers. Do you remember how many numbers equal a period? Yes, three. Every three numbers and the pattern starts over again. We separate these sets with a comma. Check out the video to refresh your mind.
Finally, we made it to science this week. Kids began to study environments. I was super impressed to see so many kids excited for our first investigation. We looked at all of the factors of an aquatic environment. Kids defined if these factors were living or non-living. Can you recall all of these factors for our aquariums? Kids setup these environmental systems on their desks.
For our challenge question this week, what’s the difference between fact and opinion? This will be important for both reading and science this school year. Play Binky’s Facts and Opinons to review this concept.