I LOVE the fraction book writing project.  I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.  Make sure to go over your plans with your parents tonight and bring back the signed sheet tomorrow.  Also, if you want, you can bring an example book home to show them what you are talking about.  

I also love the TRAIN song research project.  How is that coming for you?  It is FUN to do the researching and have your questions answered but now you need to do the laborious, tedious part.  You are not the EXPERT and you get to share what you learned with your reading audience.  Remember, this will be a google document and you will import pictures and label them and use FACT STATEMENTS supported by evidence and maybe even quote some other experts who have really studied your topic.  Today we worked on INTRODUCTIONS.  Tomorrow we will look at each other's and give advice about the hook, the thesis statement and the overview.

Tomorrow is Friday.  We will have fun at school.  However, if you did not turn in your January reading calendar or book project you will be working on that before you are cleared for pond time.  YIKES!!