During our literacy block we practice IDR, Independent Daily Reading. We read "nutritional" books. These are high quality books at our reading level...books that make us think! On Fridays, we get a little more choice, and we get to read "sweet" books. We read graphic novels, picture books, and computer books. We partner read. And of course we read our steadfast favorite nutritional books too! We look forward to reading on Friday all week long!
We're collecting evidence to answer our science phenomena, how did rhinoceros and camel fossils end up at a dig site in Nebraska? Today we used coordinates to graph existing volcanoes on maps. We put them together and noticed they formed a pattern volcanologists call the Ring of Fire. This doesn't answer our question yet, but it gives us some more clues!