-We will be going to the Moss Mansion tomorrow at 9:00 and returning around 11:00. The students have a field trip permission slip for tomorrow. Please send $3 with the permission slip to help with the cost of the trip.
-The last day to turn in missing assignments is next Friday. The last assignments to go on this quarter will be this Friday. All assignments from next week will be entered in 3rd quarter. As a reminder, any assignment that is not turned in will be marked as 50% in the grade book. All students have accessed their grades this week and have the username/password in their assignment notebook.
Atlantic States-Lobster Fishing and Maple Trees
The class is diving deeper into what defines that Atlantic States as we experience different texts regarding the history, culture, economy, and geography of the Atlantic States. The students learned about the history of Maple Trees yesterday as they read how Plains Native Americans used maple sap in the article Those Marvelous Maples. We practiced monitoring our comprehension by rereading and summarizing the text as we read. Today the students practiced summarizing and paraphrasing as they watched a video on Lobster Fishing. Part of the standards require student to be able to comprehend information through many varieties of media. The students have realized the importance of rewatching parts of the video in order to gain a deeper understanding of the information being presented. I have been very impressed with the growth students have made throughout this week in the making predictions and writing summaries. We will continue to use these strategies throughout the remainder of the year.
Multiples and Factors
We have added onto our repertoire of math skills as we understand how to identify factors and multiples of a given number. Students have learned that factors are numbers you multiply together in order to reach a given number and multiples of a number are determined by skip counting by the given number. We will use factors and multiples of numbers as we start division next week.
We continued our journey of the Northeast Region today by learning about Independence Hall. The students found out about the constitution and the government that was created through the discussions that took place in Independence Hall.
We are well on our way to becoming master historians. The students have identified what they are going to be researching and have identified questions they wish to answer. We will continue researching the historical topics through this week and begin writing our history reports next week. I am looking at having the reports due next Friday, January 15th; however, this may change based on how well the students are able to compile their information into a report. The assignment notebook code for tonight is for the students to identify what they are researching. I hope you all have a great night and I look forward to another great day of learning!