This week we have begun revisiting both non fiction reading and informational writing. The new units are going to be so exciting as students will pick topics and will work in groups to learn more about the topics through book clubs. They will then use what they have learned to write a new teaching book about the topic demonstrating their writing crafts. This is always a fun unit and the children get very excited about it. As we began revisiting learning that we have already done on how to be a Non fiction reader, students practiced using chart mats that had NF strategies on them. They then marked them whenever they used one to help them read as a NF reader.
Light and Sound
Thw scientists in room 17 have completed their learning about light and sound. They worked in groups to design devices that made both light and sound to solve a posed problem. They were very inventive in their thinking and design process. They tested them and then redesigned parts they thought didn’t work and retested them. They continually reflected upon their trials. It was tons of fun!