This week during Reading Workshop we studied the different vocabulary words that are used in fantasy books. We listened to a famous poem called Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. This poem is made up of mostly nonsense words. Readers became detectives as they tried to interpret the story the author was trying to convey. We discovered that even with the mixture of nonsense words, we could still make sense of a majority of the story by using context clues.
We received great news this week! We were awarded a grant to create a Bee Garden for the TCS backyard. We got started on the discussion this week by coming up with ideas on what we would do with the money we will receive for this project. This is a great opportunity to help the honeybee community while making our backyard more beautiful!
Mathematicians in Fifth Grade have been doing really tough work this week. We have been working on multiplying fractions with whole numbers, and even multiplying fractions with other fractions! This is a hard concept that Fifth Graders have been crushing this week. They are learning different strategies to complete these difficult math problems. On Wednesday we used folding papers to show how to divide fractions. Ask your mathematician to show you this great hands-on strategy!