January important events/dates
January 6- Students should have Book Buffet books read
January 11- Field Trip Money is due for Natural History Museum
January 13- Parts 1 and 2 of Book Buffet report finished
January 15- Martin Luther King Day (No School)
January 18- Field trip to the Natural History Museum
January 20- Parts 3 and 4 of Book Buffet report finished
January 27- Parts 4 & 5 of Book Buffet report finished
January 31- Pennies for Patients money due
February 6- Book Buffet Projects due
Reading- Students have become familiar with the concepts of text structure. Non-fiction text structure is compare/contrast, problem/solution, description, order/sequence and cause/effect. Students will practice with all of these non-fiction text structures. This unit also includes an introduction to figurative language including idioms, similes, hyperbole, alliteration, metaphor, personification, and onomatopoeia. Students will explore more poetry text structure later.
Social Studies- Students just finished team projects on major pueblos in the SW. Students created pots and completed presentations about their pueblos. They have also started to learn about Spanish explorers of the SW.
Science- Students are starting the Earth and Space unit. This unit includes an overall understanding of our solar system and the main components. Students will learn about a variety of volcanoes, as well as three different types of rocks which are igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Students will be creating their own "Rocks" out of different crayons.