What a long and busy week. It was lovely to be off the STAAR train and back to business as usual. I love this time of year where we get to spend as much time as we want on whatever lesson gets us fired up. And with this group... I know we will have some fun!
Now that we have covered all the fourth grade objectives, I now turn my attention toward 5th grade objectives. We started with something fun, coordinate graphing. Students completed a series of puzzles working their way up towards the challenge puzzle with all four quadrants.
Next week, we will work on tessellations that encompasses many different geometry objectives.
We are continuing with our with our study of ecosystems. Students manage and observe their aquariums and terrariums. We got to see some isopods hatch under a microscope! We also studied more about seed germination.
Next week, we will do a big jigsaw unit with plant and animal reproduction, adaptations, and inherited traits vs learned behaviors.
This week we also had Track and Field Day.... I have to mention how wonderfully my homeroom behaved. They were such good sports, worked so hard, and were so supportive of one another. All of that translated to a very fun day.
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Last, but not least, Friday, May 8 is our Texas History Field Trip. The cemetery is my favorite trip (this will be my 8th year going there!) and the French Legation will be new to us. It should be a great day, so if you can stop by, please do!