Class Update: Week of October 1, 2018 (sorry it’s kinda long!)
PICTURE DAY is tomorrow October 3rd!! Students should have brought home a picture form in their folders last week. If your students didn’t bring this home I found their website with the order form on the Internet. The website is http://georgiaclassicimages.com/fall-samples
History: The class is currently working on an activity where they become a member of Congress. Each student was assigned to change or create a new rule to be made here at Nickajack. Lunch options, technology, and recess were hot topics for rule changes here at school. Each student is or will present their idea for a rule to the class. The rule must be voted on by the House and the Senate. If it gets a majority vote from both houses, it moves onto the desk of the Nickajack President! There it can be signed into law, or vetoed. If Vetoed, Congress can override the veto with a 2/3 majority vote. It’s been fun voting on these rules!
TEST ALERT! The students will have a test on Friday about The Constitution including the Bill of Rights, making laws, and amending the Constitution. We will review with Kahoot before the test!
Writing: The students are currently working on the blue print and rough drafts of their dream house writing prompts. We will be learning how to use quotation marks correctly and practicing editing more. The students also have a spelling list this week. We are focusing in on 22 high frequency homophones including the often missed their, there, and they’re. We will be writing sentences with them this week and play games called wipeout and spelling ball before the test on Friday.
Reading: The students are really working hard on their magazines that will be shared with other kids in the school. Each student must create a magazine with 5 articles on their subject. They will add text features to their articles to make them look fantastic and fun to read. WE will be starting reading novels in groups next week at school. I’ve got some fun books for each group to read.