The day outside was bleak and gray, but inside room 19 it was another lovely Monday.
We started a new unit in the Treasures book today about “working together.” I am not quite sure how “working together” is all that different from “teams”, one of the earlier units, but who am I to question such things? Anyhow, the unit opener showed a pictures, similar to the one below, of a depression-era soup line. Since we are working on Annie, the students were interested to learn a little more about what life was like during the 1930’s.
After recess, we turned our attention to Science. We’re starting a new investigation this week called “Take it for Granite” (somehow, students never get that joke). As a preliminary today, we introduced the students to the ideas of “streak” and “luster.” Here one of the girls is checking an unnamed mineral for its streak. We will use a mineral table later on to help identify these mystery minerals.
In math, we continued our work with Cartesian coordinate grids. After mixing, we did more with our vanishing point perspective paintings.
Homework: (1) Sort the spelling words into categories. All have the /Ən/ sound. Create a table showing how each word makes that sound. (2) Do pages 314, 315, and 316 in the Practice book. (3) Find photograph of people working together to solve problems. This can be from a magazine or from an internet search. It should be fairly large, at least 5 x 7. (4) Do the factors worksheet. (5) Do pages 426-429 in the enVision Math book and “Video Playback” on the back of the answer sheet.