Mandel's Magnificent Students
Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year
After learning about early explorers we dove into our next chapter about the first three settlements of the "New World" (America). Students read how the settlements started, the struggles and problems each settlement faced, and what made them successful.
While reading students worked on taking three column notes and pulled out the main ideas on each settlement. Throughout the chapter students were asked to think about the settlement they would want to live. The overwhelming consensus was Plymouth.
Students were then given the challenging task to take on the role of an advertiser. They were assigned a settlement and asked to create an advertisement on their settlement and bring it to Europe to convince more people to move to their settlement. The students came up with ideas of creating a commercial, bulletin, pamphlet and so forth. As a class we voted on which group had the best advertisement for each settlement.
Here are the winners!
Roanoke: Stephanie, Hunter, Chris, Rachel
Jamestown: Sky, Iuliana, Estefani G, Raquel, Cecilia
Plymouth: Allie, Bernardo, Luis, Alex
Right before winter break students were given a real life math problem. They were asked to find gifts for their family and friends with a budget of $1,000. Students looked through flyers to find the best deals on items and they kept track of their gift amounts while subtracting from their total budget. They were also asked to consider sales tax on each item before calculating the total. Students had a lot of fun shopping for items and buying for others.
Great job Chorus!!
1/5- School starts back up again!
1/19 No School Martin Luther King's Birthday
1/20- No School Institute Day
1/21- PTA Orbit Skate Night!
2/13- Valentine's Day Party
2/16- No School President's Day
2/17- No School Teacher Plan Day