This week we started reading Nonfiction. We spent a lesson this week working on finding the most important facts in a story. Students took notes while they stumbled upon an important idea. Finally, they chose their top 4 to create a fact or fib on a notecard about each fact. Below are a few of the facts the students learned. Our brains were overflowing with knowledge about each topic we read. Great job Readers!
*The forehead and lower jaw play a part in echolocation.
*Ancient people only knew of 5 planets.
*Insects, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, ticks are all examples of arthropods.
*People use tanks to control uproars and crowds.
* Adelie penguins make loud squawking sounds.
*Reefs are covered by coral polyps.
*In 1861 Captain Jenks was shown off in Boston and New York.
* The odor of flowers is the oily substance.
*Orville Wright was born in 1871.
*Lightning strikes in hotter places.
*Sound makes things vibrate.
*Your body is made of many cells.
*Otters are excellent fishers.
*Long ago many people were interested in flying.
*A group of animals has backbones.
*148 tornadoes raced across 13 states.
*Rattlesnakes eat 6 times a year.
*The polar regions extend for over 1,200 miles around the North Pole.
*The nucleus of an atom is in the center.
*Most earthquakes are too small to notice.
*The saguro cactus can live up to 200 yrs.
*Ben Franklin saved the town.
*Magnets attrack metal objects.
*The oldest maps are from the Ancient Desert Kingdom and made of clay.
*The female lion does most of the hunting.
WOW! WE SURE LEARNED QUITE A BIT TODAY!