Team Hill Weekly Update
Dutch Fork Elementary, Title 1 School, Dec. 11, 2014
We Rocked MAP Testing!
Highlights of the week ahead...
Code of Honor- computer programming session
Fox Fun Friday
Wednesday Dec. 17- Mr. Larry Metcalfe will be coming with his telescopes for us to view the sun! Our student representative and recycling captains will be mulching the butterfly garden getting it ready for winter weather!
Friday: Dec. 19- Chapter 6 Division Test
Friday, Dec. 19- our class winter party 1:20-2:25. Thank you so much to all who have volunteered to bring in items!
What we are doing in each subject area...
Social Studies: We are going to take a virtual tour of Williamsburg, research the various trades and artisans of the era and then build a replica colony! We had a ball today reading about various parts of colonial history from the clothing to "medicine", foods and somewhat silly laws of that day. Stealing a silver spoon could bring you punishment of death!
Science: We will be reviewing our knowledge of the solar system with a visit by our favorite astronomy, Mr. Larry Metcalfe from Saluda Shoals.
Writing: We are working on our "blogging" skills- responding through technology and Todaysmeet to share our thoughts on various issues in 140 characters or less.
Reading: We are using various techniques to read and glean information from informational texts such as hardcover texts, websites, and paperback informational texts. We are also making sure that we are consistently checking for understanding as we read and if we don't understand something, we go back and reread. We are currently reading "The War with Grandpa" as a class and our read aloud is Andrew Clements, "No Talking".