Days back from break are always a little challenging - no longer being able to snack at will, following a rigid schedule, WAKING UP BEFORE 9am! So, I'd like to say that we took it a little slow today....and I guess compared to the normal Mrs. Yeagle frenetic pace, we actually did take it a little slow. But rest assured we got some work done, and had some fun, too.
We started our morning by recounting fun things from break, and then swept into a writing analysis task based on spring break - as they read a short passage about my break, they had to look for sensory details (items that connect to our 5 senses and help readers better imagine the environment and setting of books) and guess where I was. (We did something like this in the fall, so this is a review of an old, familiar topic!) Their next task was to write their own about their own spring break - we shared aloud and tried guessing about everyone's locations. It was fun, and good practice as we gear up for The Westing Game, which is a mystery book and requires a LOT of inferring and detective work.
This week we will spend our ELA time working on our science expo essays. These will be due on April 16, and while we are working on them mostly in class, there may be the need for your student to finish outside of the school day (read: if your kid isn't using his/her time wisely, this will end up being HOMEWORK).
In case you were wondering, here is a timeline of events for the science expo:
-April 11 -- data and results due (meaning the experiment must be completed by then!)
-April 16 --- essay due
-May 2 -- Tri-Fold board due
-May 9 --- Actual Science Expo at the school from 5-7pm (in conjunction with the BOGO Book Fair, my favorite!)
None tomorrow! (continue work on Essay for science expo)
None Friday - Vocab quiz!