As our country expanded westward, many pioneers packed up their belongings and headed West. Have you ever wondered if you would have been one of those brave people who left the comforts of the east to boldly head to the unknowns of the west? Be sure to check out your student’s digital poster promoting westward expansion.
photo credit: Ocracoke Island Journal
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!
Be sure to check out your student’s blog to find out all about the War of 1812. Students have written some amazing Acrostic poems about the war.
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Students have spent the past few weeks learning about Colonial America. On their Choice Board they were given the options of creating a travel brochure, designing a board game, or writing a newspaper about their colony. Today we shared those projects in small groups. Students showed fabulous creativity as well as incredible knowledge about their subject matter! Amazing work 5th grade!
We are all very excited about our week long Thanksgiving Break! We hope it is a time to relax and enjoy family and friends. In class students have been hard at work studying all about the thirteen original colonies. The week after the break we will have a map quiz over the colonies on Thursday, December 1st. Students were given the information for this quiz on Wednesday. On Friday, December 2nd students will be sharing their Colonial America projects.