It has been some time since I have updated our D123 blog and I apologize for that! We have a lot of fun coming up as we are approaching the end of the year.
In Reading Class we have been talking about Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences, Context Clues, Word Reference Materials (Dictionary, Glossaries, etc.), and Author’s Purpose! With Author’s Purpose, students completed a fun project in which they read a book on an animal topic and then became experts on their topics. They had to then write to Persuade, Inform, and Entertain me on their topic. They had a lot of fun with it, as their role was an expert and an author! This enabled them to apply their understanding of the three authors purposes we learned.
We are now moving into research. We are talking about internet safety and research tips. Students will be completing another project with a partner to apply their understanding. We love projects in D123!! We will also spend a lot of time reviewing content, as we are approaching SOL’s.
In Science, we wrapped up weather and moved into the Solar System. We learned about the planets and then had an open notes quiz. We talked about each planet, their distances from the sun, their size order from largest to smallest, and the dwarf planets. Now we are moving into talking about the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon in more detail. We will be covering revolutions, rotations, moon phases, and more!
Important Dates and Reminders…..
April 5– Grizzly Games April 6– Field Trip/ AG Day
April 8-17 SPRING BREAK April 18 – Pep Rally(Booster A Thon)
*May 4- VA Studies SOL
*May 10 and 11 – Reading SOL
*May 17– Math SOL
*May 19– Math Retakes
*May 24– LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! HAPPY SUMMER!!