We are starting a new math unit on fractions. We learned what equal parts of a pizza and other shapes look like, and how to write the fraction.
As part of our poetry unit, we learned that poets help us create movies in our minds that can change. We listened to the first part of a poem and drew the images it created in our minds. Then we listened to the whole poem and drew the new images we "saw" in our minds. Last, we wrote a sentence telling when in the poem the images in our minds changed.
We have been performing reader’s theater plays via Skype. Our audience is in Kansas!!
As part of our insect unit, we learned about the body parts of adult insects. We also learned a step by step way to draw an adult termite, and labeled all of its body parts.
We started a new unit in science. In partners, we observed real insects with a jeweler’s loupe, drew a colored sketch in our science notebook, and wrote observations about each insect.
We had a blast at our Mexican fiesta for Cinco de Mayo!
We are learning about the properties of light. Through experimenting, we are discovering what materials light can pass through.
To finish off our penguin unit, we made penguin book corners. We had to use some origami skills and follow directions closely, but they came out adorable!
We are working hard on our new math unit – place value. Look at us go!
In science, we are having so much fun investigating the different ways in which penguins keep themselves warm!