In science we have moved from rocks to fossils. We learned that fossils provide evidence about plants and animals that lived long ago. We discovered that a scientist who studies fossils is called a paleontologist. Students learned how fossils are formed and described the sequence of events pictorially and in writing. We studied fossils and made inferences about what an animal may have looked like, how it moved, and where it lived based on the fossil. Then we compared each others drawings and discussed our findings with each other.
We also read about animals that are currently endangered. We learned about the Indian Python, the Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula, the Australian Ghost Bat and the Sonoran Green Toad. We completed a cause effect chart to explain the reasons these animals are endangered.
We started adding using three digits in math. Students are learning to use precision when adding three digits. We learned that being precise means to accurately compute the sum using care when we regroup. Students tend to make errors when they go too fast while adding larger numbers.
This week we had another helpful Project Cornerstone presentation by Mrs. DiFrancesco. She read Nobody Knew What to Do by Becky Ray-McCain. In this story a child was being bullied while others stood by and didn’t know what to do about the problem. A letter about the book, the follow up discussion, and an activity for you to do at home is included in the Friday Folder.