The Classroom Connection
Mrs. Jefferson & Mrs. Nesbit
Welcome to 5th Grade!
Literacy & Social Studies with Mrs. Jefferson
Next week, we will begin our study of Reconstruction. This is the rebuilding of America after the Civil War. Please check your child's US History composition notebook to see the notes they'll take in class. It is critical that your child studies and discusses the content they learn in social studies on a daily basis.
To support our study of this time in US History, we will read the novel, Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder. This novel takes place immediately after the Civil War, and it explores the many dilemmas our country faced during Reconstruction. While reading this novel, we’ll explore how to become better readers as we use explicit evidence from the text to examine unknown words and make inferences.
We'll begin our writing unit with a focus on storytelling. In order to have a strong written story, it must first be told. On Monday, please allow your child to bring in three artifacts (pictures or items small enough to fit in their book bags). They will use these artifacts to give them inspiration for future writings.