During March we will begin our fantasy unit and author study on Roald Dahl. We will study his craft and read a book together with the class. At the end of the unit, we will take what we learned and create our very own fantasies.
Unit 7 in Everyday Math has to do with positive and negative integers and order of operations. We will practice positive and negative integers using number lines and visual counters. For order of operations we will be learning PEMDAS. Children will figure out where to insert parentheses to make a mathematical statement true.
This month we are studying light. We will do various experiments using lasers, flashlights, and other hands on manipulatives. We will also learn the parts of the eye and learn about how we see. The science CMT is scheduled for Wednesday March 4, 2015.
In Social Studies this month, we will continue learning about Westward Expansion and the challenges that the Corps of Discovery encountered on their Journey West. Later, we will learn about the pioneers and The Transcontinental Railroad.