Reading Workshop- We are studying biographies! Each student will focus on reading a famous person's biography. The unit will be celebrated with a Wax Museum where students will dress up like the person they are studying and share information in a speech.
Writing Workshop- Students are writing narrative nonfiction stories about animals. This unit goes with our science unit on Biomes/Ecology. Students will not only tell information about an animal, but they will do it in a narrative way to tell a story.
Math- In chapter 7, students are learning all about multiplying fractions, division multistep problems, and observing patterns.
Social Studies- In chapter 8, students are learning about the slavery in colonial America. They will learn how the enslaved Africans faced dilemmas in three different stages: Capture in Africa, The Middle Passage, and Life on a colonial plantation.
Science- Our unit on biomes and ecology focuses on the delicate balance of food chains in different ecosystems around the world.