Below are the summaries of the topics we covered in English, Math, Science, Social Science and Strategy Instruction.
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Students in Ms. Monroe’s and Ms. Hawkinson’s classes continued to learn and apply the different poetic devices to their own poetry. Ms. Hawkinson’s classes learned about symbol, hyperbole, repetition, rhythm, rhyme and personification. Students in all classes will be quizzed (mix & match) next week on all the poetic devices.
Students in Mr. Cargile’s classes read over Problem Solving Strategies. They then worked on Problem Solving #2, referring to the Problem Solving Strategies. Students also took a Decimals and Fractions Pre-assessment to determine what areas they needed to relearn. Students then corrected their own pre-assessments. Students divided into two groups. One group solved decimal word problems, the other practiced a decimal review lesson.
Students in Mr. Patterson’s classes discussed how keys can help us identify species. Mr. Patterson divided students into two groups and had them each remove a shoe. They then had to create a key to help them describe and narrow down to each shoe to help them answer, How is identity categorized by common traits. Students were assessed using ten objects (snack chips). They were asked to categorize the chips by size, shape, color and texture. Most students created a category tree.
In Ms. Vogt’s and Mr. Wislang’s classes, students continued to work on their performance task, Innovation in Time, with steps 3 through 6 and the Who, When, Where, and What. Students then wrote a paragraph related to their innovation. Students practiced researching their innovations and citing online sources, including photos found on the internet, using Easybib, an online bibliography.
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