April 4, 2014
Symbolism in Literature
This week we covered symbolism. We discovered many times writers put symbols in their works in order to invoke emotions. For instance, if a story starts out with a thunderstorm, the writer wants us to feel sad or worried. If a story starts out with a bright, beautiful day and sunny skies, the writer wants us to feel happy. Colors, animals, music, food, flowers and many other items placed strategically in stories can help us get a feel for what the writer is trying to convey to their readers.
Our recycling project turned out fantastic. We did not win, however we gained valuable insight into collaboration and problem solving.
We are learning how to create circuits using 20 gauge wire, a D battery, a Christmas light, and a light clip. Using our newly created circuits we sent Morse Code messages to each other. We had a great time!
April 7th SEGA Transition Day
April 18th. Good Friday no school
April 22, 23, 29, 30, May 1 MAP Testing