Valentines CAPA Treatbags
Our class worked with our 6th grade buddies to create and fill treat bags for children in our local CAPA program.
In science, we have started to learn about life. This leads us to our Cabbage Project. We have integrated math (measurement) into our study of cabbages. Students measure their cabbages in inches each week using a ruler. We look at the growth in both length and diameter. Students record this growth by creating bar graphs, drawings pictures, and writing notes about what they notice and have learned about their growing cabbages.
Fractions, Measurement and Data! In Math, students have learned to use fractions to represent numbers equal to, less than, and greater than one. They have been solving problems that involve comparing fractions by using visual fraction models and strategies based on noticing equal numerators or denominators. We have also explored measurement through capacity and mass. We learned learned how liters, milliliters, grams, and kilograms can be used to measure with and solved a variety of capacity and mass word problems. Next, students explored how to Represent and Interpret Data. We began with collecting and recording data using tally marks and frequency tables. We then learned about scaled picture graphs. We learned that picture graphs have keys to analyze. The key will often predict a number that is represented on the graph. Students then learned about line plots to represent data! We also learned how to measure to the inch, quarter inch, and half inch using rulers! We have put our knowledge to good use when measuring and recording the growth of our cabbages!
We have dug deep into so many reading and writing concepts and skills this trimester! We have been exploring figurative language as we learned about similes, metaphors, and idioms. We can identify these types of figurative language and use them in our writing as well!
Who is telling the story is a question we ask ourselves every time we read! We learned how to identify the narrator of stories and how to identify and write in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person points of view. We learned key words to look for and how different characters can have different perspectives of the events that take place! It is amazing to learn how people can see things totally different! This concept is also helping us to see things from different perspectives with our classroom peers!
We have been working hard to identify and use nouns, proper nouns, plural nouns, pronouns, homophones, compound words, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs in our reading and writing! We have also been learning how prefixes and suffixes can help us determine word meanings.
We visited Broxton Bridge Plantation to deepen our understanding of the Civil War. We learned how people communicated during that time period, about the art of blacksmiths, and even got to see a reenactment of the battles fought.