Want to join Battle of the Books with Mrs. Confar and Mrs. Dorris?! Check out this link for more information!!
Battle of the Books is coming to Northeast! Battle of the Books is a bowl-style trivia tournament that's all about books, engaging hundreds of young minds every year. Douglas County Libraries hosts teams of students to compete against peer schools to test their knowledge of a selection of books. Students will read and practice throughout the fall and winter and compete in battles from the end of January-March. Battle of the Books is open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Teacher and parent approval is required.
Students have begun working on Topic 3 in math, Multi-Digit Multiplication. Students started off by learning how to estimate the product, by rounding each factor to a compatible number and then multiplying them to find the product. Estimating helps students determine if their actual product is accurate. Students then reviewed two digit by two digit multiplication and have moved on now to three digit by two digit.
Students will have a math test covering Topic 3 on Thursday, September 21st. They will review for the test the week of September 18th.
We began this year with a few comprehension lessons. Students learned about metacognition, schema, inferencing, asking questions, and visualization. These lessons are key to understanding novels that they read. We will begin our first unit in Benchmark next week. Our first unit, Partners in Survival. During this unit students will continue asking questions while they read, inferencing, learn about first-person point of view, author's purpose, text structure, and much much more! We are excited to dive into our first non-fiction unit.
Students have began their Shark Tank PBL! They were placed into business groups and are becoming young entrepreneurs. They are currently in the brainstorming stage, trying to decide as a group what they want to build and sell. Students will create presentations about their proposed product and present to a panel of "sharks." They will then move onto creating a website for prospective clients (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students) and then begin building their products. Market day is September 25th in the afternoon and you are more than welcome to attend and buy products!