Friday, April 4, 2014

Post by Brooke and Charlotte

 On Monday we had our "Makerspace" demo. It was so cool! We get to build on Tuesday and Wednesday. Makerspace is a free creative building time with recyclable trash things. We also had a pre-test for spelling packets and worked on our explorer research before ending our day with DEAR. 
Tuesday came and we read The False Prince, our read-a-loud about a young orphan during the medieval time's getting real good. We had a mini lesson on "Mood" and "Tone" in a story. Mrs. Rollins read a picture book about Fredrick Douglas and we talked about the mood of the story presented by the author. We then read a short story from, "Junior Great Books."  We focused on new vocabulary in the story "The Great Catch." We each researched and made vocab study sheets. OH! and......we can't forget.... APRIL FOOLS DAY!
More Makerspace
     On Wednesday we had our real "Makerspace" build and put finishing touches on our vocab word sheets.We also put finishing touches on our explorer researches.
    As Thursday came, we focused most of our time on, "The Great Catch" story. We read the story again and took notes on our thoughts. We then began a rough draft of a constructed response writing about who caused Scho in the story to fall out of a tree? We needed to prove our theory in our written piece.
     YAAAA Friday and Sun! We turned in our explorer reports and got to listen to Mrs. Rollins read more of The False Prince. We took our spelling test and then got to buddy up with partners to argue our case about the accident in 'The Great Catch" story. On Monday, we will finish our writing about our theories. We ended our day with receiving letters from our Uganda friends.
See you next week! 
Creativity at work!

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