TAG Team 5 Times
TAG Team Check-In
What's your sentence?
"He made a difference by bringing people closer to God."
"She inspired and made others happy by entertaining with music and acting."
"She inspired people to make a difference in the world and to help others by increasing their strength and letting them know that they can leave a mark on the world."
The Great Depression
From the Roaring 20's to the Great Depression...
To expand their learning experience, we have provided a project-based learning experience that puts students in the shoes of American families during the 1930's. Students have worked in pairs to research a New Deal program that wold benefit their family and build a house using a budget reflective of that in the 1930's. Students have been researchers, engineers, architects, and CPA's through this work. Not only have they learned more about what life was like during the Great Depression, but they have really learned how to work as a team and hold each other accountable for the work to meet deadlines. This interdisciplinary experience has incorporated ELA, social studies, and mathematics standards (coordinate graphing, algebra, area, perimeter, etc.). Be sure to ask your child about these projects that are due January 30 (The majority of work is to be done at school as we allow for approximately 1.5 hours each day.).
The New Deal products will be for a grade, as well as short exams on Friday, January 23 (Conditions during the Great Depression) and Friday, January 30 (The New Deal). These exams serve as practice with responding to constructed and extended response items.
- Mrs. Cavin and Mrs. Fowler will be out on Friday, January 23 for a leadership cohort meeting. They will also be out for part of the day on February 12 for a system leadership presentation.
- There will be a meeting to discuss Wahsega on February 12 from 5:30-6:00, before Family Reading Night.
- If you would like to send in Valentine treats or do something else special for the class the week before Valentine's Day, please let us know.
- In February, students will begin making "Victory Gardens" in our backyard. If you are willing to donate soil, your time, and tools to make this happen, please let us know!
- Student-led conferences will be scheduled for March 2, 4, & 6. Sign-ups will be shared in the next few weeks.