Our class was busy this shortened week. Math class was consumed by multiplication. We look at patterns when multiplying by tens, hundreds, thousands...We also learned how to use all-partial strategy to solve multiplication problems, but found compact math still the best way to solve a problem. We did a lot of research and reading on the 13 American colonies. We finished talking about Jamestown and moved on to researching the 13 colonies. Students researched basic facts about their colony and created a Google earth over lay. The overlay can be found below. We also worked on the comprehension strategy of predicting. Students made predictions, revised them and then rejected or confirmed them in various types of articles/stories. Finally re revised the topic of stranger danger and refreshed our understandings of what to do. It was a good week over all and hopefully a great weekend with a BEARS WIN!!