What we are doing…
Literacy: We are finishing up the novels we began as part of our “Tales from the Heart” unit. All novels should be finished by Wednesday and we will be moving on to a new unit. In writing we have been working on summarizing non-fiction articles and will be beginning a narrative writing unit next week.
Science: This week we began talking about the circulatory system. We have watched a few videos, learned some new vocabulary, and created posters documenting the 9 steps of the circulatory system. (You can find pictures of the poster creating process on the photo gallery page of the classroom website.) Today we will begin to research William Harvey (the scientist who first discovered how the circulatory system truly works) as part of our weekly challenge with Mrs. Phelps’ class. Next week we will complete this work by writing reports about what we learn.
Math: We are finishing up chapter 2 and will be having a chapter test sometime late next week (probably Wednesday or Thursday). Mrs. Phelps and I have sent home a review page this weekend so students can begin to practice and study for this test.