Human Body System Project
This week we will be working on a Human Body Systems project. Students will work in groups to find and share information of one of the human body systems of their choice. Each group will be responsible to research and present their project to the class.
Requirements for each group:
How does the human body work?
Our students have been learning about the different systems of the human body.
This week our students have been working on a series of learning activities to learn and apply vocabulary related to the following systems:
The Skeletal System
The Human Heart
The Human Brain
The brain is part of the nervous system in the human body. It has two hemispheres. The right hemisphere controls the actions of the left side of your body. The left hemisphere controls the actions of the right side of your body. The brain stem controls your breathing, your blinking and your heartbeats. You don't have to tell your body to so this things, your brain automatically does them.
Comparatives and Superlatives
This week students are practicing making sentences using comparative and superlative adjectives to describe clothing items, animals, people, etc. The following chart can help understand and correctly apply the concept to a given situation.
Progress reports for the 3rd 41/2 weeks will be available on Parent/Student Vue by Wednesday.
Where to go and What to Wear?
This week students will be learning about changes in seasons and how people adapt to live in different types of weather. Students will practice developing sentences, where they will incorporate previously learned vocabulary to write a paragraph and compare/contrast two different types of weather and how people adapt to live in each one.
Tuesday November 7th is a students holiday- There will be no school
How do changes in weather affect people and how they live?
Our class has been studying about different types of weather and how it affects how people live.
This week, we focused on what people wear. We began studying vocabulary related to every day clothing items. We also studied formal clothing.
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Natural Disasters: Wrapping Up
We are very happy to say that we had a successful Conference Week! Many parents and family members participated in conversations about the academic success of their children. We are off to a good start of our 2nd Quarter.
This week students will be completing a series of Tiered activities, as they conclude their investigation of natural disasters. They will be reviewing vocabulary, completing circle maps, information charts, preparing brochures, and answering a study guide in preparation for the unit test Friday.
Natural Disasters: Researching to Summarize and Synthesize Information
This entire week, due to Conference Week, our students will be on an Early Release Schedule. Middle School students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM.
Our class continues to investigate different natural disasters and practicing the skills of summarizing and synthesizing information. We will complete a variety of short projects, where students summarize in order to inform their readers what the text is about. Then they synthesize to include their own interpretation of the text. When students synthesize, they pull together the most important points from our reading, but we move beyond what's stated by the author.
Natural Disasters: Exploring Volcanoes
This week students will be reading Exploring Volcanoes. As students learn from this topic of high interest, they will learn to identify the most important information from a nonfiction text to summarize it. Students will learn to connect the skill of summarizing with the strategy of synthesizing by applying the skill and strategy before, during, and after reading. They will also learn to study a diagram and determine what they learn from each part: the title of the diagram, the labels, and the drawing.
Thursday, October 12th- Local School Professional Learning Day- Students will be dismissed early:
Introducing Elements of Fiction: Jack and the Beanstalk
This week students are going to learn about the elements in fiction. They will be reading an discussing Jack and the Beanstalk to learn how elements of fiction interact to develop the plot of this wonderful fictional story. As they read the story, students will identify the setting, including place and time. Students will complete a plot map and learn to cite evidence from the text to support claims from the story.
They will work in small groups to identify character traits and find information to support the description of the characters in the text.
Additionally, students will use a double bubble map to compare and contrast the main character with themselves. On Friday, students will take a vocabulary quiz where they will apply the lesson vocabulary.
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