It’s Red Ribbon Week!
Monday: Wear RED
Tuesday: Wear favorite team jersey
Wednesday: Wear dress code appropriate PJs
Thursday: Wear crazy socks
Friday: Wear Roughneck colors
We will continue our study of colonial America this week. Students will be mapping the colonies, comparing colonial regions, and learning about the founding of all thirteen colonies. A Colonial Scavenger Hunt will be handed out on Tuesday, this will be a BONUS opportunity for students to discover some additional interesting information about the colonies. It will be due on Friday!
Physical Maps were completed last week! The quiz over the map and landforms will be Tuesday, October 30th! STUDY! STUDY! STUDY! Wednesday we will play a Kahoot review game over landforms.
Students recently participated in the Jamestown Escape Room, they had to work together in small group and solve four clues, using four ciphers to uncover information about the colony. Students then used their information to crack a code that opened John Smith’s safe. Many groups got close to escaping, but only three were successful on all tasks. Congratulations to the following students!
This week our focus will be on the second English colony established in the New World, Plymouth. We can trace our Thanksgiving tradition back to this colony, but many times the Pilgrims who celebrated with the Native Americans are mistaken for the Puritans who came to the colony much later. Do you know the difference? We will take a look at N.C. Wyeth’s Pilgrims to help distinguish between the two. We will also look at some other Mayflower Myths, so be sure to ask your students about some of the things they learn this week!
Later in the week we will do some comparisons of the first two colonies as well as choose a colony to be a part of, look for blog posts about your student’s choice.
We will continue construction of our physical map, your student should be spending five to ten minutes each night studying the landforms on the map in preparation for a map quiz!
Reminder: Friday is a student holiday!