As we usually do, we went to the library today. Baseball books are a consuming interest for the boys as we get closer to the World Series.
One of our school’s instructional focuses this year is helping students ask questions. We are using an approach that has been successful in the Boston Public Schools. This book, Make Just One Change, is about the methods that have been so successful there. We tried it out for the first time in room 19, and I must say I was impressed by the quality of the questions that the students generated.
During our lunch time grade level blocks, the fifth graders worked on their Native Americans I-Search papers. The fourth graders painted their maps of California. Note that these are not regular relief maps: instead the students are identifying significant regions of California instead of only elevation.
Homework: (1) Write spelling words 1-5 in cursive and write a sentence for each word as well. (2) Do the Holes study guide for chapters 37-39. (3) Do the "Choosing Correct Meanings" skill sheet. (4) Do the Three Times Two practice paper. (5) Fourth grade math: Do pages 90-91 and “In the Blink of an Eye”. Fifth grade math: Do pages 93-94 and “Dividing Avocados”.