Well, we’ve made it to the last 18 days of school. The students are still continuing to work hard. We are continuing to learn new things everyday.
Math – we will continue reviewing the measurement unit, but we will be moving on to capacity. We learned a story about King Gallon, which I hope will help the students remember the parts of customary capacity. Please be sure to ask your student to tell you the story! Again, with metric measurement, the students found this easier, since it doesn’t really change other than saying liters rather than meters.
Writing – we will continue working on writing our author’s biographies and creating our sways. Please understand that it is not necessary for your child to work on this project at home, but some of the students have really taken to creating the sways and want to work on them at home. I’m okay with that, I just wanted to make sure you all were aware that it wasn’t mandatory that they do them at home.
Science – the students will continue to research and complete their “Space Travel” brochures in class. We are giving the students an opportunity to create an actual brochure that can be printed or they can create a sway or powerpoint to present their information. The students are working in groups of 2 – 3 to create their brochures.
Social Studies -we have just finished learning about the suffrage movement as well as abolitionist. We will be moving into the next part of this unit which is the civil war.
Reading- we are reading The Hope Chest by Karen Schwabach. This book goes with the unit on women’s suffrage. The students are really enjoying this book. This book requires the students to use the learning strategies that they have been taught throughout the year to help with them with comprehension.