The Abundant Feast
5th Grade news
An Envelope of Wonder
Charlotte Mason wrote, "Education is the atmosphere we breathe, the envelope of wonder that surrounds us, held by the gravity of our daily habits." At Arborbrook we are truly hoping to create an atmosphere where the children are surrounded by awe and wonder. A great example of this is the children's Nature Study time this week, when they tagged and released a monarch butterfly to continue its migration on to Mexico.
Mark your calendars:
October 6 (This Thursday) No school
October 18 Parent - teacher conferences
October 25 Field trip to Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia (please send your money and permission slip to me before October 10)
History and Science
In history, we continued our study of Julius Caesar's life, and students worked in pairs to write a script for a play about Caesar's life. The children are very excited about our upcoming history fair (Nov. 3), and they chose their topics this week.
Science (Mrs. Ketchie) In Science, partners worked on their bear posters while snacking on gummy bears; then, each group presented their posters to their classmates and shared the information they had learned from their research. Next week, we move on to the "Mustelid" group.
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac. Ned Begay joins the Marines after recruiters visit his Navajo reservation. The Japanese are cracking Marine codes, but they can’t crack the Navajo language. Ned participates in several Pacific battles.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jaqueline Kelly. Twelve-year-old Callie would rather study science and the outdoors with her grandfather than cook or sew.
Math Lesson 28
Read chapters 14-17 in The Bronze Bow
Practice for dictation test
Begin researching history fair topic
* Some students need to practice cursive writing or math facts on Friday.