We read about three technological advances of the 1800's in class today. Students wrote a short summary of information about each, including when it was invented, why it was needed, and how it impacted people in the 1800's. We will compare the three inventions during class tomorrow and discuss which invention had the greatest impact on society at the time. I have attached the PDFs of the sheets below.
This morning we began our Geometry study by reviewing a foldable we made earlier this year on lines, angles, rays, points, and types of lines (perpendicular/parallel/intersecting).
We then made a foldable organizer about quadrilaterals, focusing on the mathematical definitions of each, including angles and types of lines in each.
We will be working on this for the rest of the week, adding in angles and types of triangles as we continue working on Geometry. Your child can bring these home to study, but please send them back each day so we can use them in class!
Today we reviewed conjunctions, using the FANBOYS acronym. We also began discussing compound sentences, using conjunctions.
We also began working on our Perspective writings in conjunction with our clay shoes created in Art. We are telling the story of our shoe/moccasin, beginning with its creation and the shoe's journey/life within the tribe (Inuit, Kwaquitl, Hopi, Seminole, Nez Perce, or Pawnee).
We will be working with Latin Roots words for vocabulary over the next two weeks. I found some roots that we commonly use in the English language that were also used in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I hope by connecting the Latin Roots to literature, students will be able to learn the meanings easier! I am attaching a link to the list of words that we will be using for the next two weeks below.
Latin Roots (from Harry Potter!)
I have created a document to help focus your child's work at home on IXL. The skills listed have been, or shortly will be covered in class. Please use this as a guide to help your child get the most out of IXL!
IXL Skills to Practice (Term 3)
This week we will be reviewing Sound, as well as finishing up our study of Suffragists/Abolitionists. We have been studying Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Sojourner Truth. We may also begin to study technological advances, such as the steamboat, the telegraph, and the steam locomotive, and how they contributed to our expansion as a country.
We will be working on compound sentences in ELA, as well as beginning the study of our Latin Root word vocabulary (for the next 2 weeks). We will continue to work on reading for specific information as well.
I am also going to try out something new for at-home reading. I am not going to REQUIRE daily reading, but I HIGHLY encourage it! I will be sending home a Reading Log Bookmark for students to keep track of their personal reading for the week, but it will not need to be returned. Check out the bookmark HERE!
I am attaching the web search we are using to research the three women listed above in case you are interested!
Welcome to our NEW class webpage! I am excited to have a place to share our daily and/or weekly news and classroom happenings with everyone. In addition, I also welcome your suggestions and comments! This will be a work in progress, so please let me know if you have anything you would like to see included on this site. Later today I will try to add our upcoming vocabulary words and topics of study. Please stay tuned for updates!
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This page is designed to update parents and students about what is happening each week in our class. It may be a short blog entry, a picture, or other media, depending on the skills covered each week. I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions!