TEAM TWENTY NEWS
January 29, 2016
Can You Volunteer to Mentor?
How can you help? Groups benefit from the advice and guidance of their mentors. Mentors meet with the group once a week to hear about their progress, share ideas, and ask questions. I would like to offer two different times for mentors to work with students. Mentors will meet with their groups Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays either at 11:15 am or 2:30 PM. We will work out a schedule that works for you! For more information, please come to room 20 next week on February 4th at 5:30 pm. You can sign up to be a mentor on volunteerspot.com.
READING: Our class read is A Long Walk for Water by Linda Sue Park. Students are learning how to conduct their own literature circles and are anxious to begin new book clubs. Our targets are vocabulary development, main ideas, theme and purpose. Students are developing the skill of citing examples from text to support their opinions.
WRITING: We will be focusing on research and informational writing throughout the quarter. Students will be developing the five paragraph essay, citing sources, and creating presentations. Students have each chosen a research topic related to the system they researched.
SOCIAL STUDIES: We have investigated colonial systems and will be researching the economic systems including the impact of slavery.
SCIENCE: Students are continuing to focus on factors that impact the efficiency of body systems through their independent research and planned actions.