Mrs. Williams' Class
5th Grade Wax Museum
Wednesday, March 19th, 7pm
2211 N Burke Dr
Arlington Heights, IL
Curriculum News & Reviews
In the month of March, we are continuing our exploration into inferencing. We will be discussing the different ways to make inferences while reading and different types of inferences you can make. Students are continuing to use the "formula" for inferencing: BK + TC = I. Or Background Knowledge + Text Clues = Infer Meaning.
Some of our time during the month of March will be used to focus in on our March genre of biographies/autobiographies. Students are reading these biographies/autobiographies and are required to create a Monthly Letter based off of their reading. The monthly letter requirements are posted to the class blog and can be found here: http://www.mrswilliamsclass.com/2014/02/blog-post_28.html
Letters are due Monday, March 31st. But may be turned in for extra credit on or before Friday, March 21st.
We will be completing our Wax Museum project in lieu of a book report this month.
The Wax Museum timeline:
All research and planning sheets need to be completed by Monday, March 10th.
All scripts need to be written by Wednesday, March 12th.
Dress rehearsal (in class performance) will be on Monday, March 17th.
Wax Museum performance will be on Wednesday, March 19th. Students will be performing for the school during the day and for family members that evening.
To end the month, students will be finishing their work with The Libration of Gabriel King by K.L. Going. We have been working on using the text to write responses to prompts about literature. Students will be putting together a final piece that is a collection of two moments they have written about that reflect on one of the character's character traits. These final pieces will be a final grade for this unit in WEX.
We are moving back into a new Social Studies unit. The current chapter we are working on is focusing on the formation of our government after the Revolutionary War and the 3 branches within our government. We have had many great discussions about the different branches of government so far in class. I have been extremely impressed with the classes ability to think critically and ask meaningful questions!
Important Dates (In Order)
Monday, March 3rd - Friday, March 7th - ISAT WeekMonday, March 10th - Wax Museum Planning Sheets Due
Wednesday, March 12th - Wax Museum Scripts Due
Friday, March 14th - 2nd Trimester Report Cards Go Home Today
Monday, March 17th - Wax Museum Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday, March 19th - Wax Museum Performances
Friday, March 21st - Last Day to Submit March Monthly Letter for Extra Credit
Monday March 24th - Friday, March 28th - Spring Break
Monday, March 31st - March Monthly Letters Due