The assessment on multiplying decimals will be returned Monday. Students will be asked to fill out a reflection sheet and have a parent sign the assessment before returning it to school Tuesday to be stored in the portfolio. Reflection is an incredibly important step in the assessment process. Multiplying decimals can be a tricky skill, as one simple error can result in a wrong answer. Students are always welcome and encouraged to retake an assessment in order to work towards mastery; they simply need to arrange a day to stay after from 3:00 - 3:30 with me in order to receive additional support and retake the assessment. Next week we will be dividing decimals!
In reading we are continuing to build informational text skills. We will wrap up main idea and detail with an assessment on Wednesday, and begin analyzing reasons and evidence used by authors to back up opinion. This goes along with our current writing unit, which is opinion/persuasive writing. In language, we will be analyzing homographs (same spelling, different meaning), homophones (same sound, different spelling), synonyms (same meaning, and antonyms (opposites) in order to better understand words in our reading.
Students did an excellent job researching Mayan daily life this week and creating engaging Google Slide presentations to teach their classmates what they had learned. It’s amazing how well they combine their technological, research, and speaking skills in order to create wonderful presentations in such a short time period! Next week we are continuing our investigation of Mesoamerican civilizations by studying the Aztec this week. We will learn about the origin myth of the Aztec arrival to what is now Mexico City, study the ancient city of Tenochtitlan, and investigate the Aztec religion.