Classroom News-January 2017

Important Dates and Information
Welcome Back Tuesday January 3rd
Quarter Ends Jan 27, 2017

Scholastic Book Orders 
Order online with class code- MKNWY

What's Happening in Class

Math- We are working on Competency 3: Student is able to compare and order integers and rational numbers on a number line and on a coordinate plane

Science- We will be building our understanding of how the earth changes over time and land forms are formed.

Language Arts-  We have begun our  unit on Exploring Story Elements through Narratives. 
Our essential questions for this unit are: 
  • What are the elements and writing techniques used in narratives?

  • How can a writer use these elements and writing techniques to engage an audience?

  • Why is it important for a writer to use narrative elements and techniques such as description and dialogue in a narrative?

Student Led Discussion-  We are planning to hold our next text-based discussions on Friday, January 20th.  The text will be a short story called "Abuela Invents the Zero" by Judith Ortiz Cofer.

Social Studies-  We are beginning to form questions to guide our study of World War One.