I hope everyone had a good start to the school year.
So far in English we have covered prediction, context clues, word parts (prefixes, suffixes, and base words), synonyms, antonyms, homophones, identifying the problem and solution in a story, and sensory words. We will be having a quiz over these topics on Tuesday. We will be starting a review of text features and how they can help readers understand what they are reading.
In Science we have been working on using the Scientific Method. We have started a long term experiment in which we will monitor rotting fruit and practice collecting qualitative data. Next week we will have a project in which the students complete the Scientific Method on their own for a test grade.
Important dates to mark for the week:
Tuesday (Sept. 27) – Second reading quiz
Thursday (Sept. 29) – Color Run