Thursday, August 30, 2012

Metamorphic, Igneous, and Sedimentary Oh MY!!

Today we looked closely at the three different types of rocks and how they are formed.  We began to classify and categorize rocks in these three areas of :  metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary.  The students watched a short video about these rocks and made ton of connections to the observations that we made on Monday.  We also sang a short song about the three different types of rocks to help us remember them.

Morning Journal:  What job would you like to have and why?

Writing Workshop:  We continued to work on our terrible day stories.  I even told them one of my terrible day stories from when I was a kid. 

Reading Workshop:  We learned how to "buzz" in the correct way.  When a student buzzes about a book, they talk about it with a partner. We discussed that they need to remember to listen politely, make eye contact, ask good questions, and talk about things they have in common.

Math Workshop:  We took our tally mark graph data and created a bar graph.  The students collected data on the birthdays of their classmates and then created a bar graph.  They also created their own favorite drink graph.  Tonight for homework they need to complete page 146, set C.

Science:  Please see above about rocks.

SS:  We continued to focus on the Blue Ridge Region and the Piedmont Region of South Carolina.  We created a t-chart with the different qualities of both regions.

Book orders are due next Friday!!

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