We started the first week of our new unit, just reading biographies. It was the first time we pulled all our biographies out and chose a different one each day. Some students were able to read two in a day. We read biographies online using Brainpop, books, magazines, and researched about a few individuals. During the first week, we were permitted to write about our person and their action using different graphic organizers. The first week was left to just enjoy the structure of biographies. Week two was when we began to focus on how to summarize a biography and form a good paragraph.
Beginning to organize our summary and answer questions about our person
Training our brains to think differently in math...not so easy, but we are committed. It is so important to see math in different ways, and understand the connection between math vocabulary. We don't want to get something wrong because we have only seen it one way. So for math each day we practice guided math with the teacher, math writing (where we have to tell why), math challenge with a friend (sometimes you learn better with a friend), and math on the computer.
YES!! Nothing like the victory dance after a job well done! Go, Maeve...Go, Maeve!! Yep, the entire class dances at least 3 times a day. We have lots of victories:)