I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We definitely had some nice weather!
Please remember we will be going back to Mill Valley on Friday to film two of our scenes again. We should only be gone from 12:55-1:30.
Here is the curriculum for the week.
ELA/Science: We will continue our force and interactions unit. The overall guiding question will be, "How do you
know forces are acting on an object?" We will be conducting investigations to
better understand how unbalanced and balanced forces impact motion. We will continue identifying the main idea of a text by recounting the
details and explaining how they support the main idea. We will be continue using active
reading behaviors to accomplish this.
The tests will be on Friday. The words are:
force: a push or a pull
motion: a change in place or
friction: a force caused by two objects rubbing against each
distance: a measure of how far and object moves
measure: to find out
how much there is of something
speed: a measure of how fast and object is
time: a measure of how fast it takes an object to move a certain
relative position: the position of one object compared to the
position of other objects
gravity: a force that pulls objects
pendulum: an object that swings rhythmically back and forth
state of being at rest or in motion until acted on
exert: to apply effort or
accelerate: to speed up or cause to move faster
mass: amount of
matter (substance) in an object
momentum: the force or speed of
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We will continue working on multiplication facts this week and learning how to multiply with combinations, multiplying 3 factors and using problem-solving for multi-step problems. We will be completing our multiplication website. The students are also creating their own video games to work on problem-solving and critical thinking, while also incorporating summarizing and citing evidence.
Writing: Our New Zealand friends are completing our bouncing stories with a creative ending. It has been so much fun seeing the children work together across continents. We will being our multiplication opinion piece this week and learn how to address post cards. The students will also write their initial letters to Taiwan and write our Georgia and Illinois pen pals back.
Have a fantastic