We began the week with a math lesson using Nearpod. This lesson was about comparing decimals to the thousandths place and the students were taught two methods: Vertical Stack and Rainbow. Vertical stack means to place one of the numbers on top of the other and the decimals are aligned. When this happens, the numbers are then automatically lined up by place value, which is crucial when adding or subtracting decimals - or, just adding and subtracting period.
Most of the students understood the material after practicing with it but a lot of them indicated that they need more help on it. So, I am going to cover it some more tomorrow while the students who do understand can work on something else.
I finally managed to make and post my first tutorial. This one is very short and covers the Vertical Stack method. It is located HERE.
In science, students set up their notebooks and took notes on the following. This way, they will have some understanding of the vocabulary that I will be using tomorrow when we do the actual experiments.
Mixture - when two or more materials are combined
Solution - when a solid is mixed with a liquid and the solid material disappears in the liquid
Dissolve - to disappear
Transparent - almost all light can pass through
Solvent - the component of a solution that is in the greatest amount
Solute - the substance, or thing that gets dissolved (disappears)
Mass - the amount of matter (stuff) in something
In literacy, we did a lesson on Theme. As a reminder, theme is what the overall message is that the author is trying to convey to the reader. It is different from the main idea of a text, which is what it is mostly about.