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.
We had 102 fifth graders participate in the Studies Weekly Election Day. The results are as follows: Donald Trump received 80 votes, Hillary Clinton received 10 votes, Gary Johnson received 7 votes, and Jill Stein received 5 votes.
Students will receive an electoral college map tomorrow to track the progress of the election. This will be an opportunity to receive bonus points if it returned completed on Wednesday.
We have been reading The Kid Who Ran for President, students have been completing comic strip chapter summaries. Their summary packet is due on Thursday, November 10th.
We had a wonderful RED RIBBON WEEK this past week! Students will be posting photos and telling about the history behind the week on their blogs. Be sure to check out their posts!
Tomorrow 5th grade will participate in the Studies Weekly Mock Election. All 5th graders need to fill out their voter registration form from their election packet and bring it to class tomorrow.
This past week students were introduced to the election process, we learned about the electoral college (ask your student how many electoral votes it takes to become president), we also studied past presidents and looked for good leadership qualities that made them a good leader for our country. This next week we will take a look at political parties and symbols as well as decide what the important issues are for fifth graders. We will be reading The Kid Who Ran for President as well. Be sure to check out your students blog later in the week to find out what they would do “If They Had Five Minutes with the President”!