Essential question of the week is: How do people make the government work? Our comprehension strategy is reread. As they read, good readers reread when they do not understand and sometimes it needs to happen more than once. Our comprehension skill is Author’s Point of View. To find Author’s point of view, look for details about what the author thinks. The genre of the week is Expository Text. This gives facts and information about a topic, has headings, and has text features such as graphs, diagrams, labels, captions, bold words, and titles. With vocabulary we will work on prefixes. This is a word part added to the beginning of a word that determines the meaning of the word. The two we will focus on this week are Un-“not” and Re-“again.” The class will continue to write persuasive pieces.
How to Eat Fried Worms
In addition to the above skills, our class will be reading How to Eat Fried Worms! What’s the story?
Billy Forrester’s always up for a dare, but this time he’s in for a real challenge. His friends, Alan and Joe, bet Billy fifty dollars that he can’t eat 15 worms in 15 days. Billy survives the first one, chokes down the second, and practically relishes the third.
When Joe and Alan realize that Billy’s going to stick to his goal — and even enjoy doing it — they try everything they can to keep Billy from reaching his goal. Billy, with the help of his family and his friend Tom, tries to stay one step ahead of their tricks. They even create new recipes — from Southern Fried Worm to Whizbang Worm Delight — to help Billy reach his goal.
This week we will relate division as multiplication. We will also be learning about inverse operations and do more problem solving. Next week we will conclude with the understanding division chapter and test on Tuesday. This Friday will be our test on our 3’s.
Our unit on soil is in full swing. Students are learning about the layers of soil and what is included in each. We are creating a soil scroll for a visual of this. The class will also be able to feel and explore the different components of soil this week.