Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Counting Money and Conclusions!!!

Welcome back after a long weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!!!! Now that we're back, it was time to get back to work, and that meant starting with Jenaily's math meeting! Well done Jenaily! We reviewed some of the skills we learned in our money unit, and it was time to put these skills to good use! We played one of our favorite money counting games.... Heads and Tails! After dumping, sorting, and organizing our coins, it was time to count! Great skills practice before we begin some post-unit assessment. Well done friends, and fun too! In reading workshop we continued our reading and learning about nonfiction with another super interesting book.... "Extreme Insects"!! Very cool! We paid close attention to text features, and how they help deepen our understanding of a topic! In writing workshop, we crafted conclusions in our lab reports from last week! We had to think about our "question" and remember our "results" while we summarized what actually happened in our "trials"!! After some thoughtful reflection, we wrote about what happened, but also about what we WONDER....how we could take our thinking and reflection further!! I feel another scientific investigation in our very near future!!! Well done scientist, and nice job on our very first lab reports! So much more to come.... and I can't wait!!

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