After the assembly we had enough time for a few games of Spelling bingo. These words can be kind of tricky so be sure to study them before our test on Friday. It's sometimes tough to know when the ending of a word needs to be changed or when we simply add an "s" to make the word plural. Words like beliefs and wolves are two that make plurals a little more fun then we sometimes like. Then, just when we think we've got it all down, the English language throws in words like children or women and completely change the word when referring to more then one. Who knew things could be so complicated!
After Spelling we did a little work with colorful sentences and identified all parts of speech in a few sentences we wrote. We all got pretty creative when we could only eat the M & M's we used in the sentence. Very quickly sentences like, "The boy flew." were replaced with sentences like, "The very talented young boy flew gracefully across the playground." Sentences with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions used tons more M & M's which made them much tastier sentences!
We then headed to our exploration place lesson which was more about habitats and animal adaptations. We looked at an Aye Aye which has some pretty disgusting characteristics but even though they may seem pretty gross those characteristics do help this creature survive. Digging grubs from a small tree hole is pretty hard for us, but Aye Aye's seem to have no problem at all grabbing them with their odd looking long finger. Mr. Finn taught us all about the word camouflage and we discovered just how quickly animals have to work to store food for the winter.
In math we worked on some pretty tough multiplication problems to work through and we decided that we MUST remember all about place holders or there was no way we could get the right answers. Hopefully tonight at home everyone was able to finish that paper up to help Zoe catch the criminal who had escaped from jail!
To finish out the day, we created some warm air whizzers to test at home tonight. I am curious to see how some of us decided to change our whizzer to make it spin the opposite direction. This discussion should be good tomorrow! Make sure to test it over a lamp and I am betting the higher the bulb wattage the more it will spin.
Tonight they may have to finish:
-a multiplication paper
-a warm air whizzer experiment page
-a geometry morning work page
-English workbook page 123-124
Sorry I didn't post this earlier. I got busy after school grading math tests and completely forgot about it. I hope you all had a GREAT evening. Tests will be handed back tomorrow!