- Comparing fractions with and without the same numerator or denominator
- When a fraction has the same numerator, the SMALLER denominator is the bigger fraction because it's broken up into less pieces, therefore the pieces are bigger.
- When a fraction has the same denominator, the BIGGER numerator is the bigger fraction because you have more parts.
- Strategies included:
- Fraction strips
- Number line
- Calculating equivalent fractions-used an area model to show that the numerator and denominator are multiplied by the same number
- Grammar: Pronoun Homophones
- Word choice: sensory language-telling how a subject looks, smells, tastes or feels to describe events and experiences. It helps to SHOW the writing instead of TELLING.
- Vivid word choice-used a thesaurus to find other ways to describe emotions such as happy, sad, nervous, upset, etc.
I was nervous.
I waited to hear the election results.
The loud speaker came on.
I was excited when I heard the principal say my name.
I had sweat running down my forehead.
I waited nervously to hear the election results.
The loud speaker was booming.
I jumped up and down when I heard the principal say my name.
I was biting my nails.
My heart was pounding fast because I was waiting to hear the election results.
The speaker sounded like a big drum.
I was screaming when I heard my name.
- Ask your child about the cleverness of crows. How did the crow use tools?
- Drip-tips: The rainforest is a wet, humid, warm environment. The rainfall and warmth create challenges for plants that live there so they have to adapt to the conditions. Some get nutrients from the air instead of the soil, while others live off of other plants (parasitic plants). Other adaptations included developing a smooth bark for water to run off easily and drip-tips formed to avoid a collection of water since it fungi can grow in the rainforest environment.
This article provided a great opportunity to practice our active reading strategies and apply our understanding of cause and effect.
- Adopt-a-class: We teamed up with Mrs. Fujiwara's second graders to help them with a Valentine's Math activity. Students worked in pairs or small groups to tally, graph and add candy hearts. They also faced the challenging task of creating a picture with their buddies through the activity "Two on a Crayon." They had to hold the crayon at the same time as they drew a picture without talking. Drawing in itself can be challenging...to do it without talking AND holding the crayon at the same time? That's tough!
- Lion Dance
- 2/19: No School-Presidents' Day
- 2/28: Spring Celebration white shirt/$1 due
- 3/2: Kamananui Hike
- 3/6: HSA Science Assessment (Round 1)
- 3/15: Parent Activity (tentative)
- 3/16: End of 3rd Quarter
- 3/16-3/23: No School-Spring Break
- 3/26: No School-Kuhio Day