I'll never understand why short weeks are so long, but they are! Despite the chaos, we did get quite a bit accomplished. We finished up last week learning about fractions in a set and soil. I used Skittles to teach fractions in a set, and my students loved it! I thought it would be a difficult concept, but they caught on to it quickly. They also thoroughly enjoyed the soils experiment, where they compared clay, sand, and top soil. Hopefully, we'll be able to finish our earth science unit this week.
Last Sunday, I was so proud of myself for having my visual lesson plans ready for the week, and then I missed 2 1/2 days, and my lesson plans went out the window. You'll probably notice some repeats, but I think I'll be able to get back on track this week. I'll continue the same units in language arts, reading, writing, and math. This week we'll be learning about types of sentences (simple, compound, complex), nonfiction text features and characteristics, and will begin learning how to write a persuasive letter.
My Book of Fractions, which will make a great transition lesson for my students. I'm keeping all of my math work station activities the same, since we only did stations one day last week. I'm also excited to try out a new weathering and erosion experiment that I bought from Rick Berry. It looks like it will be a lot of fun! I've added a new section of "extras" to my lesson plans that highlights some of the extra things that we'll do during the week that doesn't fall neatly into any particular category. It's those things that I squeeze in during little chunks of time. I'll blog more about the test prep a little later this week, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
Just Click Print Math and Language Printables, so I had some great things ready to use!