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Check out the new “HOMEWORK” page on the the left (in between “About Me” and What we’ll be learning”). Each day I will try to record daily homework.
We finished writing on-demand reports today. The kids worked really hard and wrote 4 paragraph essays!!!! We have been working for the past month on writing nonfiction pieces and learning essay format. This piece was our final assessment of report writing. Now we are going to turn our focus to another essay: response to literature. This will be a breeze because they write letters about their reading regularly and turning one of them into an essay will be a snap!!
We learned how to calculate the area of a triangle today!!! It was related to our work yesterday solving area problems for parallelograms. Watch this short video to learn how architects use area and perimeter. The video also demonstrates the formulas we’ve learned: area of rectangle, parallelogram and triangle.