Thursday, December 13
Griffith Observatory Field Trip - Thursday, January 11. Please return the permission form by tomorrow.
Remember that students need to bring a wrapped favorite book (new or gently-used) for our Holiday Party on Thursday, December 20. Students may also wear an ugly sweater or PJs, and bring a small favorite stuffed animal that can fit on corner of their desk.
Remember to send your Richstone Family gifts into the classroom!
What we did today:
Math - We continued to work with whole/part/part word problems, exploring different models and ways of writing expressions to solve the problems. Students also learned how to find the "lowest common denominator" by finding the least common multiple of two denominators.
Social Studies - Students learned about the strict Puritan rules in the Massachusetts Bay Colony led by John Winthrop. Dissent was not allowed, and those who broke the rules were expelled. When a Puritan minister named Roger Williams was expelled for questioning the Puritan practices, he was found guilty of spreading "dangerous opinions!" He was kicked out of the colony and went on to start the colony of Rhode Island, which included freedom of religion and made rules based on the consent of the people.
Reading- Students finished their assessment on "Brave Chicken" - a character trait paragraph, theme analysis, character analysis, and plot triangle.
Writing - Students continued to write reasons and evidence to support their opinion on the issue of assigned seating at lunch. We also discussed "addressing a counterclaim"