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. 

National Parks!

This week we will begin our initial research into the National Parks, this will be a part of our ongoing PBL this year. Students will be making unique discoveries about the parks through their research and sharing those discoveries as this project progresses.

We will also be reviewing map skills and learning about the economy of the colonies. 

REMINDER!!!!

The Big Kahuna fundraiser pick-up is scheduled for 2:00-5:30 p.m. in the gym Thursday, November 15th.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!

It’s Election Week!

This week on our Mindset Monday we will be reading and discussing What do You do with a Problem by Kobi Yamada. “A Problem has an Opportunity for Something Good. You just have to Look for it!”

Tuesday is Election Day! Do you know why we vote on a Tuesday in November? Your student will, be sure to ask them if you’re not sure! There is a reason that dates all the way back to 1845 and has to do with 19th century farmers.

We will also be learning about Veterans’ Day this week. This year marks the Centennial Commemoration of the end of World War I

There will be a chicken spaghetti supper for veterans and their families before the game Friday, November 9th in the High School cafeteria beginning at 6:00 pm. There are no division lines when it comes to serving veterans so anyone from Sabine or White Oak is encouraged to come eat and fellowship before kick-off.

Continuing with our Colonial studies we will be reading The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies which takes a look at some of the unpleasant parts of colonial life.

Colonial Studies Continue

We will continue our study of Colonial America as we learn about important colonial leaders. We will also have our Physical Map and Landforms Quiz on Tuesday. Friday we will be learning how to add widgets to our blogs, if you have not subscribed to your student’s blog, please do! If you have done that already, look for some changes as widgets are added.

Early Release on Wednesday!!!

Red Ribbon Week

 

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.