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Sugarloaf - Tuesday

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the ...


We are introduced to the setting (Njan, Gambia) as well as the main character (Isatou) in the first page of the text. 

Questions to consider while reading the text: 

Why might the author describe the character Isatou's chin as being frozen? 

How might the character be feeling? What gives you this idea? 

The author writes, "her neck stings with every step". What inference can you make about the basket ontop of Isatous head when you read that line? 

The author writes, "Isatou kicks the dirt". What clue does this give you towards how she is feeling? 

Written response:  

Using the title of the book, the images and the first two pages make a prediction of what you think might happen next in the text. What problem has the main character run into? How do you think she will solve it?

Remember when making a prediction you must prove your answer using details from the text. Here are some sentence starters you may consider using: I predict this because.../ I think that..../ I believe this..../ This makes me think....                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Please share your writing with me! You can either send me a picture of your written work or you can type your response. Send to:


Sentence structure of the week: 


Can you write 3 of your own Emotion word, (comma) sentences? 

Challenge: Can you write a sentence about the main character Isatou from our new text?


Adding Decimals 

Watch the following video until 3:15 minutes. This will give you an idea of how to add decimals. 


Here is another resource that walks you step by step through the process: 

Adding decimals


Try out these two problems using hops on a number line. 


If you got 0.5 as the answer for both, well done! 

Below are mild and spicy questions. Choose whichever you feel comfortable with for today. 


Remember when completing a part-whole model, the circle up top is the TOTAL. 


Extra Challenge: 

Here is an extra spicy question if you feel like challenging yourself today. 

This question requires you to subtract two decimals from each other. Using the same method as adding, can you figure out how to solve the question above?