Let the March Madness Begin

Monday we will have a Reading Benchmark, please make sure your students is well rested and ready to do their best!

Tuesday we will review for our Southeast States and Capitals Quiz. Wednesday students will have an opportunity to show what they know about the Southeast region of our country. STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!

Thursday and Friday we will be working on our Dueling Mandates Project with the National Parks Service. Look for a blog post from your student reporting their findings.

Spring Break March 11th-15th! March 18th is a Teacher Workday, students get an extra day off!!! Enjoy your break!!!

Battles of the Revolution

This week our focus will be on the battles of the American Revolution.  Check out the video for additional information.

Students will also receive a new set of states and capitals, the States of the Southeast. I know that we are entering into a busy time of year, but please have your students spend at least fifteen minutes each night studying this material. The quiz will be Wednesday, March 6th.

A “LOVEly” Week Ahead

Monday our fifth grade students will be attending the Symphony performance at the Belcher Center. Students need to wear a White Oak or maroon shirt if possible.

After several retreats, Washington will finally get his first victory of the Revolution, when he boldly leads his troops across the Delaware River. We will explore that decision and the impact it will have on the war.

Thursday we will have a fun filled day celebrating Valentine’s Day, students brought home notes this week telling all about it. Students can start bringing their cards on Monday. Thursday students can bring their favorite canned/ bottled drink.

Our first States and Capitals Quiz will be on Friday, February 15th! STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!!!

Leaders, Soldiers, and Women in the American Revolution


This week we will wrap up our studies of Spies in the Revolution by making a Masked Letter, a technique used by many spies. We will continue our Revolutionary study by learning about the leaders, soldiers, and women of the Revolution. Students will be writing Patriot Poems and posting them to their blogs. We will also take a look at the roles Emily Geiger, Deborah Sampson, Molly Pitcher, and Sybil Ludington played in the Revolution.

Students will be completing their study maps for the Northeast States. Please have your students spend about 15 minutes each night studying! The quiz will be February 15th!

Road to Revolution

This week we will be taking a look at the events that led the colonists down the path to the American Revolution. 

Friday is a day that President Roosevelt said would live in infamy. We will look at the events of that day by listening to the original radio news broadcast and reading about one serviceman’s first hand account of the experience. In addition to learning about the events of this day, students will have an opportunity to earn some bonus points by explaining what the picture above has to do with World War II.