Our Week in Review:
UOI: The students are continuing to research different body systems and how they work. They had a chance to learn a new presentation skill of their choice this week in order to explain their understanding. The presentation skills they learned were: stop motion animation, model making, robotics, experiments, and green screen.
In PE the students chose a sport they want to improve at and body systems they will need to focus on in order to improve at that sport. They then wrote a fitness plan to work toward their goals. They will be working on this fitness plan for the next several weeks both in class, in PE and at home. At the end of the unit they will need to present their results and explain how the body systems were affected.
Literacy: The students are focusing on the text type “explanation”. They wrote a couple of explanations this week. In reading, they are learning non-fiction comprehension and note taking strategies.
Math: The students all showed growth at meeting their multiplication goals. If your child doesn’t know their times tables yet, that is ok but please remind them to practice them at home. This week we are looking at visualizing multiplication and breaking large problems down into easier problems.
Website of the Week: Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a website with video explanations of skills and concepts followed by questions about those skills and concepts. All of the students are already signed up through the class. If they want to log in and practice at home they are welcome to. I can track their progress and use that to better support them.