Extraordinary Eagle: Vaibhav!  


In reading, we continued in our fiction reading unit. Students noticed how a main character faces and reacts to trouble in order to learn a lesson from the story. Students also noticed the importance of secondary characters in a book. They identified characters in three types of roles: adviser, sidekick, and challenger. Finally, students worked hard to identify the climax and resolution of a story. Ask your student to identify the role a secondary character has in a story they are reading!


         In writing, many students are almost done publishing their information books. Next week, we will celebrate our amazing books with our reading buddies and begin investigating mentor texts for our next writing unit in opinion, or persuasive, writing.


In math, students started to wrap up Module 4 on multiplication and area. Students practiced how to find the area of unique shapes by either breaking them into rectangles or making them into rectangles and subtracting the missing area. Next week, students will review Module 4 and take the end-of-module assessment. We will also launch Module 5 on Fractions.


In science, we continued with our rocks and minerals unit. Students completed a hardness and a magnetism test on their mineral samples. Students scratched the surface of a mineral sample with a penny and a nail to notice whether the mineral was soft, medium, or hard. Students recorded this information in their science notebooks. Ask your student about which mineral samples were magnetic!


Have a wonderful weekend!