We are at the mid-week of week #1 of the school year and the last day of August. In literacy we discussed what a book study group's purpose is and some of the topics of discussion. I also read aloud a short story called The Old Woman Who Named Things and discussed its message (don't let fear stop you from giving something new a chance).
We also touched on stamina and how it is important to develop a strong reading stamina for the various reading tests, especially the EOG at the end of the year.
In math we continued place value with converting digit-numbers to standard form (example: 42 tens = 420) and standard form to digit numbers (example: 3,600 = 360 tens or 36 hundreds). Tomorrow students will be given more class time to work on their IXL assignment.
In science, we did another experiment in our study of the scientific method. The question: if a spotlight is shined for two minutes on an ordinary white sheet of copy paper, will the temperature of the paper increase, decrease, or stay the same. I used a 1,000,000 candle power spotlight and caused the temperature to increase by 9.9°.