Math: We continued investigating into fractions. We came up with statements of understanding when comparing fractions. For example; “If both denominators are equal then the fraction with the larger numerator is higher in value.” “The closer that the numerator and denominator are together, the closer the fraction is to a whole.” We also practiced making equivalent fractions.
Writing: We published our narrative story.
Reading: In reading we finished our Lit. Circle book and had our end of the book discussion.
UOI: In UOI we had the Living Migration Museum in which we told the story of an immigrant who we interviewed. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event succesful. Thank you for arranging interviews and for being interviewed. Also thank you for those of you who could make it to see the museum. It was a powerful learning experience for the kids and adults as well.
I think it is very fun but there are some boring parts.
What have you learned in Math recently?
Well right now we are learning about equivalent fractions, percentages and decimals. You don’t want to forget about the decimals.
What are you doing in English?
Well I am reading Parvana’s Journey and doing Lit. Circle job roles.
What about your narrative?
We are writing a story that is 3 pages max. We have to write a story in 12 size font. Mine is about an autistic girl who is reflection on her life as she is in a coma.
What happened to her?
Oh she dies young but reflects back on how her life was.
What is your current UOI?
My current UOI subject is “On the Move.” It is about human migration.
How was your week?
My week was wonderful. I got sick though.
Notes from Ms. Mindy:
Thank you to everyone for contributing to the school book sale. Our class donated a total of 588 books! This week the students were rewarded by getting to choose a brand new book. One of the book sale organizers thanked the class and explained that they were a big part of making the book sale so successful. She explained that because of the book sale they will be able to give a local school their own library. I am very proud of the students for taking action that helps others.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Math morning in 5MS. Below is a video from the morning.
Researchers recently found that chicken nuggets barely have any chicken in them and the nuggets are filled with many other ingredients and chemicals that do not even relate to chicken.
McDonalds for example puts 40 ingredients in their chicken nuggets. Some researchers found some chicken nuggets have the same ingredient they use to make silly putty. “Mmmmm… silly putty”. “Enjoy! All yours!” The following restaurants are examples of fast food joints with pure old fashion chicken. McDonalds’s nuggets have 40 ingredients, Burger King’s chicken nuggets have 32 ingredients in them, Chick-Fill-A’s nuggets have 30 ingredients and finally Wendy’s chicken nuggets have 30 ingredients in them.
1. Why do you think fast food restaurants don’t use quality chicken?
2. When did you think they started doing this to chicken?
3. What is your opinion on this dramatic change to fast food?
4. What do you think this does to a human’s health? To see what it does watch “supersize me” on you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjeU-iaq0iw
5. Would you be willing to pay more money for better quality chicken nuggets?
6. How did you react when you learned this about chicken nuggets?