News from Room 305
November 14, 2014
The Exchange City Field Trip is Coming!
Parent volunteers: Once students have been placed in their jobs (interviews will be held on 11/25), a detailed parent volunteer letter will come home. It will include directions to Exchange City as well as your shop assignment.
Monday (11/17) - Students will receive job applications and begin their resumes.
Thursday (11/18) - Students who would like to run for mayor and judge may begin campaigning.
Friday (11/19) - Elections held for mayor and judge.
Tuesday (11/25) - Job Interviews held. Our class will be interviewed by Dr. Slaughter.
Thursday (12/11) - Exchange City field trip
Our Titanic journey continued this week as the class read "Titanic Past and Present" from the Titanic Historical Society. We read the article with this question in mind: "Could this tragedy have been prevented?" As we read, we collected text evidence relating to this question and then students made inferences about the information. Building off of our context clues lessons last week, we used the reading equation TE (text evidence) + BK (background knowledge) = I (inference). Then students used their facts and inferences to write a paragraph arguing whether or not the Titanic tragedy could have been prevented. On Friday, students drew a name and mini-biography of a Titanic passenger out of a hat. Students used facts on the biography card to make inferences about that passenger.
This week we analyzed memoir structure under a new lens - expository writing. Again, we looked at the "Quietly Struggling" memoir - about shyness, and students color-coded it to notice the structural pattern. Green identified the main idea: intro and concluding paragraphs, yellow identified the memoir's details/points, and red was used to code the narrative examples the author used to support her points.
Book Review Students Created Using WeVideo
Next Week's Specials Calendar:
Tuesday, Nov.18 Day 3: Art
Wednesday, Nov. 19 - Day 4: Library
Thursday, Nov. 20 - Day 1: Music
Friday, Nov. 21 - Day 2: PE
11/11 - PTA Meeting 7:00pm
11/12 - Science Performance Series testing
11/13 - Picture Retakes
Week of Nov. 17 is American Education Week
11/17 - Encouraged to wear red, white, and blue attire
11/18 - Veterans will help students recite the Pledge of Allegiance
11/18 - Math and Science Night - RESCHEDULED for the Spring
11/20 - 5th Grade Concert 5:30pm
11/20 - Professional Career Day: students are encouraged to dress for their future career
11/21 - School Spirit Day: Students encourage to wear LO spirit wear or from the college they hope to attend.
11/26 - No School: Thanksgiving Break
11/27 - No School: Thanksgiving Break
11/28 - No School: Thanksgiving Break