This is going to be a shorter entry today since I sent out the weekly newsletter.
In literacy, we didn't have writing since reading took up the whole period. We did the warm-up (see below) and then we did an activity where students filled out a graphic organizer based on whichever book is being read-aloud to them, depending on the class.
They listed three of the most important events (prioritizing) that lead up to where we left off, where we are currently (where I stopped reading), and a prediction of where the events were leading to.
In science, we did part one of a two day experiment. Today, students copied the following chart in their notebooks for the actual experiment tomorrow.
Students will use clay to make three different boat designs and do three trials for each design. During each trial, they will record how many washers the boat can hold before sinking. Then, they will average the numbers.