Roald Dahl Independent Author Study and Book Project
Mrs. Paulsen’s Class
To start off second semester in reading, our class will be doing an author study and book project on Roald Dahl. Each student will be reading a book of their choice written by this great author. They can get these books from my classroom library (I only have a few), our school library, the city library, Kindle, etc.
They will also be completing weekly reading activities in class to go along with their book.
Reading will be done in class, but your child can read at home as well if they choose. I have a variety of project options they can choose from which will be presented to them. The project will also be done in class.
Book choice due: January 18th
Project options presented to students: January 30th
Project choices due: February 1st
Materials for project due: February 6th
Final projects Due: February 13th
A list of books can be found here:
Information will be updated on my website, so check under the reading class if you have questions.
Human Body Unit
Essential Question: Why is the skeletal system important? (The skeleton has three main functions in terms of structure: support, protection, and locomotion; the bones are also responsible for making red blood cells).
e learn a lot during this science unit. Students will be expected to memorize the names of 25 bones so they can label a skeleton. Don't worry, we spend a lot of time throughout the day and in class studying these bones by playing variations of Simon Says, quizzing each other during movement breaks, etc. The students will have a word bank on the Bone Quiz - they aren't expected to memorize the spelling of the bones.
Dr. Rooks and Dr. Kierein visit third grade on our Science Day to present their experiences working with broken bones and to teach the students how to protect their bones. We also have quite a few in-class, hands on activities, as well as exciting science labs.
Each student will be assigned one of the 25 bones, and they will write an informational paragraph about their bone. Ms. Cutshall will work with the students during technology to help them find online resources to use during their writing. We will do all the writing in class as we learn about the specific bone and the key components of writing a paragraph. More information will be sent home about this in class project.
R-Restate the question
A-Answer the question
C-Cite evidence in the text
E- Explain, expand and give examples
S- Sum it all up, and restate the question as a conclusion