Students continued to focus on close reading with text that is connected to our grade level theme of "change". The texts that we focused on this week connect to the idea that "adaptation is a response to change". We read multiple texts that were about people who valued books and how they made sure that people in remote parts of the world were able to access books. We first read "Biblioburro" which is a true story about a man who traveled to remote parts of Colombia with books on his donkey. Then we read "Waiting for the Bibloburro" which is the same story as "Biblioburro" but students learned about perspective. In this version of the story a little girl waits for the donkey to deliver her beloved books. We were also able to practice the comprehension skill of comparing and contrasting two similar texts. Students were able to compare and contrast "My Librarian is a Camel" to both stories and learned that there are several different kinds of ways that people get books to remote parts of the world. They also practiced the comprehension skill of finding the main idea with this text.
This week our class was excited to move on to our money unit! We were working on foundational money skills to support the following common core state standard:
- 2.MD.C.8 Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?
- Student Friendly Objective: I can solve word problems involving dollars and coins including using $ and ¢ symbols the right way.
The unit was introduced with the following market scene:
Students continued our focus on map skills and landforms by learning about volcanos. Our focus questions was whether or not a volcano could "pop up" in your backyard. We did some research by using our understanding of map skills and grids by plotting several active volcanos. Then we looked for patterns and noticed that volcanos seem to show up near coasts and near other volcanos.
Wednesday, March 15th- Ice Cream Day, ice cream sold at lunch for $2.00
Friday, March 24th- Early release, students dismissed at 1:00pm
Saturday, March 25th- Sunday, April 2nd- No school, Spring Break
Monday, April 3rd- School resumes