In reading, we are reading the novel Red Kayak. The students are looovviinnggg it! They get mad with me every time I have to stop reading it. They are really starting to see the connection to our theme of: At a Crossroads: Choices, Challenges & Consequences. We will be doing a Socratic Seminar with the book in the near future. I am going to ask for the help of current Project Arrow students for this activity since they have participated in these before.
Students tested on their mid-module test this week and will be continuing to move through the module. Students will be working on multiplying fractions of fractions.
In writing, students are completing their Revolutionary War Hero projects and will begin designing a comic strip depicting an event from the war or their hero. They are really doing a tremendous job on their projects. So excited for them to share them.
There will not be any spelling for the next few weeks due to days off, and being way ahead of where we need to be :) .
In social studies, students are reading about the many battles of the American Revolutionary War. We are busy taking notes and discussing all these important events in our history. We will be finishing up this week. Their notes, packet and extra credit will be due on Monday, February 17.
Also, parents, don't forget that their Revolutionary war dolls are due THIS FRIDAY.
Exciting News in 5BL
Our class were the winners for Best Group Photo for the YMA pj party through the American Library Association. We read all of these books in the photo for our mock Caldecott contest in our classroom, and then awaited anxiously to find out the winner which was the book, Undefeated. Our class will be getting a selection of the winning books. We are so excited!!
We will not be having a party, but I will allow time for the students to pass out Valentines. A letter went home today with students regarding Valentines.
Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day. Students will return to school on Tuesday, February 18. Enjoy the day off!!