Class update September 12, 2018
History: We studied our first form of written government, The Articles of Confederation, and why they failed. We then discussed the Constitution and its parts. We read the Preamble, and of course watched the School House Rocks Preamble song! Then we discussed the articles and how they set up our three branches of government. We then studied the Bill of Rights and what they mean to us as US citizens. We drew examples of each and watched Disney movie clips that dealt with each amendment. We will next study how a bill and an amendment become law and study the Stock Market! The students will compete in teams in the Georgia Stock Market Game for the next several months!
Writing: The students finished up their Super Hero prompts by using every step of the Writing Process. We worked on how to edit a paper, and the marks that we will use to help correct papers all year. We will now begin working on a Dream House narrative. The focus of our studies will be on adding descriptive language like adjectives and prepositional phrases. We will also work on how to correctly use quotation marks in our writing.
Reading: The students have been studying how Non-Fiction texts are structured. The class has read many different texts and worked to figure out how the text was structured. The class will be now beginning a project where they are creating a magazine about a topic of their choosing that includes 5 articles and some non-fiction text features.
The students will begin IOWA testing tomorrow morning and they will continue for 4 days after. Please make sure the students are on time in the morning with a good night’s sleep and food in their belly! Thanks