Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! Thank you to everyone for the lovely Christmas gifts. I will enjoy everything I received, and I will put the gift cards and class gift to good use. I am so appreciative of your kindness and generosity.
Before break we did some fun activities in science and language arts! In science class we conducted an investigation called "Milk and Cookies.". The students had to predict which of three different cookies would absorb the most milk. The students used triple beam balances to measure the mass of the cookies before and after being submerged in milk. They then recorded, graphed, and analyzed their data. We had a great time!
In Language Arts, we learned about similes and metaphors. We identified examples of each in Christmas sentences. Then we used the song, "Mr. Grinch", to find other examples of similes and metaphors. The students then selected their favorite one and created a poster illustrating and explaining their simile or metaphor. Next, the students wrote their own verses of the song using their own similes and metaphors for the Grinch. They really enjoyed passing the Grinch around to share their posters and "sing" their verses with the class. Finally, before we left on break we wrote Christmas poems and shared those with our classmates as well.
This week we will be jumping right back to work in all of our subjects!
Language Arts-We will begin learning about linking verbs this week. We will also begin unit 7 in our vocabulary books and our next writing assignment.
Science-This week we will work on analyzing scientific articles and graphs using our Super Science magazines. We will also introduce force and energy. We will then move on to study different forms of energy more in-depth.
Spelling-We are on Unit 17 this week, and our test will be on Friday.
Have a great week!