This was our second coffee hour. Today we read our novels instead of reading Scholastic News. Each novel group met and discussed last night's reading assignment and then set a goal for the day. Then we found a spot in the room and started reading.
So far we have completed five lessons out of 70 in our math notebook. It is a lot easier to take notes than what we thought it was going to be. One nice thing about it is that the notes are in order and you can find what you need quicker and easier.
In art class, we began a surfboard project. This project started out with drawing a rough draft. In the draft we drew 2 surfboards and designed them but in a smaller scale. Then we traced a surfboard onto construction paper and copied one of our designs onto that. After tracing we colored the surfboards. We are at that stage of the process now.
In science this week we studied the skills of estimating and measuring. We played a game where we had to guess how many jelly beans were in the jar. It was fun to do but we were not very good at it. On Friday, we did an activity where we estimated how many raisins were in a box of Raisin Bran.
We also talked about the skill of inferring. We practiced making inferences by going to some websites and looking ads. We tried to figure out what the ads were trying to tell us about the products.
We learned about the 6 traits involved in good writing: ideas, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, conventions, and organization. We did our first prewriting and first draft of a how to article.
It was a fun week and we learned a lot. But, we are all looking forward to the long weekend!