Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This morning we practiced rounding numbers.  This proved to be a little challenging for us as a whole.  The easy part is figuring out if a specific number goes up or down, the trouble comes in what to do with the rest of the digits in the large number!  We practiced quite a bit today and tonight’s IXL (A6) is more practice.  Remember, 30 minutes or until SmartScore is 100 :)

We wrapped up our language unit on civil rights leaders by reading the book Freedom Summer.  This is a story about two friends in the south in the 1960s, and how segregation affects their lives.  The kids then wrote a reflection about why it’s important that we learn about civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr, Thurgood Marshall, and Coretta King. 

In religion we talked about the Seven Capital Sins; pride, covetousness, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth, and how all sins come from one of these 7!

The kids will be working in small groups to read about, research, create a visual, and present a report on a region of the United States.  They have been assigned a region and a group.  Tonight they are to read the section in their social studies book about their assigned region.  They will read the section again tomorrow with their group and take notes.  

In science we observed 4 different kinds of rocks, then we added vinegar to replicate acid rain!  We don’t know it yet, but we are re-creating the way certain rocks interact with acid rain.  

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