We have been working on wind. We did a fun experiment on air pressure and getting an egg in a bottle. You should ask your students about it...
We have been working on explaining with Claim Evidence and Reasoning (CER). Today, students were able to revise an assessment that they did not do well on. Students used CER to better explain their answers. (I am sure their revisions will be much better.) Once they were done with their revisions, they completed an assignment using LightBox. We had training on LightBox a few weeks ago and the kids loved it. The interactive books can be accessed from any mobile device through Cobb Digital Library.
Homework: All students received KIM chart on Thursday that will be due on Monday. The words can be found in the online text book or the article I gave them to read last week.
Missing / Late Work: There has been a considerable amount of missing work turned in lately. I am glad students are turning in work, however, I am a little concerned that it is turned in late. I will do my best to input missing / late work this weekend, however, I am grading current work as well. I will grade current work first because that work indicates day to day understanding and shapes our learning.
Next week: We will beginning air masses and fronts. We will have a guest speaker on Thursday to discuss weather and what it brings. Students will begin another project towards the end of the week. They will act as newscasters and present a forecast displaying all the great information they have learned. I'm sure they will be amazing.