Team Hill Update
Dutch Fork Elementary Title One School, Dec. 5, 2014
MAP testing on the way!
Here is a rundown of what we are studying in each subject area!
Reading: We are reading the novel "War with Grandpa" and having some rich discussions stemming from our reading. We have begun using "Todaysmeet" to blog about our text to self, text to text and text to the world connections as we read. Students have really gotten excited about finding words in their reading with the suffixes that we have been studying this week.
Several book clubs have completed reading their books and are working on various projects: an i-movie, a skit, and a Bunnicula rap just to name a few!
Writing: We have done some letter writing and a quick write which was inspired by a chapter in "War with Grandpa". Our personal narrative final writings are on display on the wall in the hall.
Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about the 13 original colonies and what made them thrive and grow. We will be working on the unit study guide (look for it Monday) and the unit test will be Friday, Dec. 12 (originally 11th, but have moved it back).
Computer Programming: We will be having a special day on Dec. 12 where we will be doing computer programming under the program called Hour of Code. Be sure to ask your student about this experience!
Related Areas: Next week begins our 2 week intensive rotation and our class will have music everyday until the break.
Another Successful Saluda Shoals Experience!
Students conducted experiments to test sound waves.
Students observed earthworms and how they reacted to changes in their environment.
Students took data on water temperatures of the Saluda River and Rawls Creek. Our data was a bit surprising and we inferred that the rain from the previous day impacted our results!