Language Arts & Humanities
In our Literary Essay unit, students are learning to read critically, looking for clues an author has left. As Stephen King once said, “Good books don’t give up their secrets all at once.” Students read a short story and took notes about how the character was revealed. Then in a reading group, they each took a turn sharing their observations. This week students wrote an essay about one character. I am so proud of the extensive work students are putting into their writing. Writing is hard and the only way to get better is to write more!
Science & Math
We have now started two new units since returning from Thanksgiving break. In math, we have started solving one-step equations. All the students are doing a great job of understanding this concept. Next week we will get a start on solving two-step equations. It would be great for your child to teach you how to solve the equations. If they can teach the concept, they truly understand the concept.
In science, we started the Plate Tectonics unit. At the moment we are studying earthquakes and will be doing a few hands on activities next week involving earthquakes and engineering (keep an eye out for pictures). Let me know if you have any questions or would like to help out.