In Reading and Writing we continued to learn about different natural disasters. We practiced reading for information and highlighting important facts. We also practiced using those important facts to write informational text. We focused on writing topic and closing sentences, while making sure we have three good supporting detail sentences in between.
In Math we learned to skip count in our 7s and 8s. Check out the song below we used to help us learn our 7s! We also practiced solving story problems. We learned to look for important words and clues in the problem to help us identify if we should multiply or divide. We reviewed area and learned how there are two different ways to solve for area: multiplying length x width or counting the squares.
In PYP: How the World Works we continued to investigate our minerals.We read about Hematite,Calcite,Sulfur, Muscovite. We investigated the smell of our minerals using water. We also check the transparency of our minerals using flashlights.
What a great week!