We've had one very busy week! We wrapped up Unit 3 (Geometry) in Math today with our unit test. We're moving on to Unit 5, which is Data Management. As part of Math message, we've been dipping our toes into the world of data and interpreting information from a graph. The boys and girls have enjoyed learning about how we vote, how we construct a picto-graph and how to express what we interpret by examining data.
You're probably thinking, "Mrs. M, that's all fine and dandy, but what happened to Unit 4?" Well, that's the unit all about multiplication and division, and we've been covering the expectations in bits and pieces as part of our Math message. We do this with Unit 11 as well, which is all about probability.
As part of my small reading groups instruction, I've been sharing a story that I wrote myself called, "Trouble in Aisle 12". It's all about the nightly battle for turf between grocery store products. The focus with this story is all about making a movie in our minds as we read. With no illustrations and plenty of wackiness, the story is really only super-funny and entertaining if the reader uses visualization while they read.