Mrs. Laffin's Laughings to tell you about the week ahead! :o)
First up, we'll be starting animal adaptations and ecosystems in Science. This is one of my favorite Science units! I'm going to link up with my girls Amanda and Stacia at Collaboration Cuties to share some mentor texts and freebies I'll be using in this unit.
this activity (which you can grab for free of course!):
this interactive activity as we go (which again, you can grab for free):
You can watch/listen to the reading on YouTube:
We have a few writing projects going on this week actually! We have also been working hard to research Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, or Elizabeth Cady Stanton (students could choose based on who they wanted to know more about after we learned about these women). We will write our biographies of these women this week. (Don't forget to come back and see what we are doing with our BIOGRAPHIES for Workshop Wednesday, and link up your own ideas, too!)
We will also be writing back to our pen pals in New York (we're paired up with Holly's class from Fourth Grade Flipper)! Hopefully they will have some fun things to share about their Spring Breaks in their letters! I hope that Holly wants to be partners again next year. ;o) If not, I will have to find another class to be pen pals with because this has been so fun, and my kids have really enjoyed it! They have made a long distance friend, too- they are going to share addresses so they can keep writing even after this is over. How cool is that??
We are also beginning our measurement unit in math this week. It is my least favorite part of math. I know I'm not supposed to say that... but it's true. Thankfully, Tabitha at Flapjack Educational Resources makes it more bearable with her fun interactive SmartBoard Pack!
Phew. Did you make it this far?? It's going to be a busy week. I'm tired already just thinking about it. Those of you who are just starting Spring Break... have a great one! Everyone else... keep on trucking! It's almost summer! :o)