Our schedule was slightly different today but it did not affect academics in the slightest. Our specials schedule was switched with Thursday's so instead of going to the STEM lab the class went to music. Thursday my class will go to STEM. This was due to something with the special area teachers. The students still get the content but just on different days.\
Literacy's focus shifted to nonfictional text so I used a passage from the Storyworks magazine from Scholastic.
In math, we began the unit on multiplication and division by going over the traditional algorithm in which the numbers are lined up vertically by place value. In other words, it is the way most people learned. I started out with multiplying a one digit number by a three or four digit number and then moved to 2 x 2. Students were then paired up and each pair was given four ten-sided dice. Two of the dice were joined to make a two-digit number on the top and the other two for the bottom. Students then multiplied both numbers to get a product.
In science we tested the heat conductivity of copper, steel, and aluminum.