March 24, 2023 - Student Blog
Here are this week's learning adventures through the voice of my students:
(Abby S., Pepper and Emily) In social studies we have been learning about the Vikings: a group of Norse explorers, traders, warriors and hunters from Scandinavia. We watched a video with lots of information about the Vikings. Norse is an old language that the Vikings spoke in around 100 C.E. (C.E means Current era).
The video also told about a Viking named Erik the Red who lived in Iceland. He got into a fight with his neighbor over furniture! Can you believe that? And that act resulted in the death of a few people people, and because Erik was involved he got exiled which means he basically got banned from the country (Iceland). But when Erik died, his son Leif Erikson (like Erik’s son) went back to their home country Iceland. That’s all we know about the Vikings right now but we have a lot more to learn and we will keep updating you soon!
(Abby Z., Emmy and Brianna) On daily 5 we've been working on poetry and figurative language. In Figurative language we've been learning about Simile. It means comparing using like/as. We also have been learning about metaphor, and allieration. Metaphor means compares without using like/as. Alliteration means first sounds repeat. In daily 5 we have been working on word work, The words for this week are absorb, strategy, directly, and sequence. On Friday we have to do an assessment on the four words every week. Every day Mrs. Willinski gives us five options to choose from. There’s read to self, read to someone, work on writing, listen to reading. We do it on Epic and there’s word work we have already told you about word work and there’s nothing much for listen to reading. Work on writing is when we can do personal narrative. Personal narrative is when we can write what we have experienced in life. We are writing poems in poetry and reading poetry.
(Sam, Cora, Joshua and Cam) In math we have also been doing a new math game called “Roll and Subtract.” What you do in the game is, you roll three dice and choose what order the numbers are in. Then you subtract that from 1000. The goal of the game is to get closest to 0 without going into the negatives. Today (Friday) we had a checkpoint. It was a review of the strategies and type of equations we’ve been practicing in math.
Take a look at this week's pictures!
Have a great weekend.
3/24/2023 12:59:42 pm
Another great update, guys! It's so nice to read what you are up to each week in such well thought out posts. Vikings are interesting to learn about-I can't believe Erik was banished over furniture! Your math and language skills are also advancing well. I'd love to play the zero sum game, it sounds like fun! I can tell that each of you is working very hard. Keep up the great work...and the great blog entries!
3/24/2023 04:22:26 pm
Another amazing blog! Great job. I think you have put Mrs. Willinski out of a job.
3/24/2023 05:25:19 pm
This weekly update was great! I sure am glad the students who volunteered to write this didn't have cold feet! I love all the details in each section. I can tell you have all been busy as a bee this week!
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