Students taking their families on a gallery walk to showcase their work from the first trimester!
Riverview packaged over 40.000 meals! We enjoyed working together to help others in need.
Cotton Hall Plantation
In ELA we have been exploring why authors write. We have learned how to identify writings written to persuade, inform, and entertain and we have been able to write with different purposes on our own! We have engaged with fiction and nonfiction texts and have been learning the characteristics of each.
In our reading groups, we have been working on restating questions and supporting our answers with evidence from the text. We have been exploring with "right there questions" and "author and me questions" that require us to make inferences using the text as well as what we already know. We have been analyzing character traits by identifying internal and external characteristics based on what the characters say and do in our stories.
Exploring Force and Motion by creating our own roller coasters!
In math, we began building our foundation of multiplication and division. We learned several ways to show multiplication including using models, arrays, repeated addition, fact families and number lines. We created posters to show the different ways, created a class multiplication chart and played math games. For division, we also learned how to use models, arrays, fact families and number lines and learned how division is actually repeated subtraction! We continue to build our fact fluency through daily Quick Math quizzes.
In Social Studies we used nonfiction text to explore various Spanish and French explorers including Jean Ribaut, Lucas Vasquez de Allyon, Hernando de Soto and Juan Pardo. We learned of their motivations and why they wanted to come to South Carolina. We wrote letters pretending to be the explorers while describing a day in their life and created persuasive advertisements to convince others to come to South Carolina. Imagine how different our lives would be if their explorations were actually successful!