In the book Capture The Flag our class is writing in our Reader's Notebooks and capturing clues to make sure none of us are lost. After we read we also have people share what they think is going on in the story. We are also looking back at the text to find more evidence. We are having a great time reading the book and can't wait to finish! It is also a great book for those who like mysteries. Kate Messner also has other amazing books like Hide and Seek, Eye of the Storm, Manhunt, Ranger In Time and Marty McGuire. The class is really pumped about the book.
The students had the opportunity to explore their wonders about maps. It's neat to see what they are personally interested in learning more about!
While reading our text Capture The Flag we have been recording our thinking about each character. We are focusing this week on what we would include in a strong, detailed description of a character: physical features, personality traits, and interests. There are 3 characters focused on in this text: Henry, Anna and Jose. Ask your student about them!
We learned about number lines. You can show how numbers are greater than, equal to, and less than each other.
As you have heard from our district Dublin City Schools is in the first year of implementing a school-wide enrichment model allowing all students to access and grow in the 6 habits of thinkers. One of these areas is to Ask Questions so we have been investigating about different types of questions. We have discussed closed vs. open questions and also various levels of questions (input, process, output). The kids worked collaboratively to try and develop level 1-input questions based on what we have read so far in Capture The Flag, by Kate Messner.
Here's a great video we watched describing the 3 levels of questions....
We have been discussing the scientific method and how to design science experiments. We conducted a few experiments twice in order to see how changing one variable sometimes changes the entire outcome. What was your favorite experiment we did last week?