January 8, 2016
This Week's Learning
Daily Jefferson Union
Reader's & Writer's Workshop
Students have been analyzing historical fiction letters written between Abraham Lincoln and Lettie, a slave girl. Their understanding of the Civil War and slavery has grown immensely.
On Friday we finished publishing our Argumentative Emails trying to persuade our reader that either the Civil War or the Revolutionary War was the greatest event in American history.
**Ask your student...What are the positive outcomes of your topic?
Science & Social Studies
Your students have had their first week of geology training! They have taken on the role of geologists and have analyzed the outside of a mock rock and the inside of one by breaking it apart. Students are using these mock rocks to understand what geologists really do in the field when looking at what our earth is made up of.
**Ask your student...What are rocks made out of? (minerals)
The map tests are officially completed! Thank you for helping your child prepare for these tests to better help their understanding of geography. These same tests will be completed again in quarter 4.
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Important Dates to Remember
January 12th - Unit 5 Math Test
January 12th - Geography BeeJanuary 15th - No School (Records Day)
January 21st - Board of Education Meeting 7:00PM - Luther Elementary
January 29th - Report Cards Sent Home
February 4th - Science Fair Projects Due