Industrial Revolution

Students have been hard at work studying the Industrial Revolution. Each student chose an invention that interested them and then wrote a book using the Book Creator app telling all about the invention. Be sure to check out their books, I believe we have some future authors among our 5th grade students!

Patriot Poems

Have you ever wondered, who were those courageous men and women who fought so bravely for America’s independence? Be sure to check out the Hourglass Poems students wrote on their blogs about the Patriots of the Revolution.

 

was a founding member of the Son’s of Liberty

assembled a report on the Boston Massacre

wrote a song “Free America”

a brave man

DR. JOSEPH WARREN

organized “Midnight Ride”

led the militia at Concord

fought with his men on Breed’s Hill

was killed during the third wave of the battle

http://theamericanrevolution.org/

 

History of Things

This year in order to help students understand the importance of history, I assigned a project called The History of Things. Students chose a topic of interest and began to research. What a great experience this has been, students have learned so much about their chosen topic, students have learned from each other and I have learned from my students. Did you ever wonder how the Eiffel Tower became the center piece of Paris, or perhaps you would like to know how the iconic Disney World got its start, or is all that glitters and shines like diamonds more your style? Do you love those crispy snacks, potato chips, do you where glasses, are you a fashionista who loves the latest Converse or an athlete who loves sports and sports wear? I’ve posted a few of these projects below, all students have posted their final projects on their blogs, be sure to check them out!

 

A Call to Service

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.

Monday when we are out of school to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I have challenged my students to find some way during some part of their day to serve others. This could be something as simple as cleaning out their closet and donating things they’ve out grown to a local charity with a clothes closet, or helping mom or dad around the house, raking leaves for a neighbor, anything that would be a service to others. Students remember to leave a comment about your act of service or write it down on paper and bring it to class, I can’t wait to discuss in class on Tuesday all of the creative ways you found to be of service to others.

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