Next Wednesday you are invited to come to the classroom as the students will lead you through a conference. They will show you what they have been learning and what their goals are. There will be no school this day. You should have received an e-mail from the school with instructions on how to sign up. I will not be at school during Student Led Conferences. I will be in Korea coaching the High School Girls Soccer Team at the APAC tournament. The students will be sufficiently prepared to lead the conference without teacher assistance. Ms. Thao will be in the room in case you need anything. If you would like to set up a teacher led conference at another please feel free to e-mail me.
Our Week in Review:
UOI: The students have begun to prepare for the 20 day challenge. As part of our new unit. They will be choosing one thing about their physiology such as their thinking speed or running endurance and will work for 20 days to improve it. They will create a plan for their 20 day challenge and collect data then analyze their results. They will need to research about what body system was effected and explain what happened. We will then invite you into the class in about four weeks for a presentation on their results. This week the students have written a hypothesis and a draft plan. Next week they will begin their challenge.
Literacy: . We have been working on our narrative writing. This week students wrote an outline, problem, solution and introduction. They also worked on identifying the important part of the story so that they could add quality details and build suspense.
Math: We are working toward accomplishing our individual Math goals by attending student and teacher led workshops to review topics we have learned but need more time on. We are also beginning to learn about equivalent fractions. Tomorrow I will post a video in this blog post of a fraction game that we played this week.