Honoring King

This week we will wrap up our study of the Declaration of Independence. Students will be challenged to learn a section from the Declaration of Rights portion; 

We will also be learning about Patriots and Loyalists and comparing King George III and George Washington.

Wednesday, January 15th is the birthday of the great Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as we learn about him and the impact he made on our nation, students will be asked to make Monday, January 20th a “day on” instead of “a day off” I look forward to hearing all about what they choose to do when we return to school on Tuesday. For more information about this idea, check out the link. https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service

Although there is no snow in our forecast, we are going to have a little winter fun by writing Snowmen alliteration poems this week.

Tuesday is our Library Day!

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

We will continue to write our books for our Pre-K friends this week, many students have begun the illustration process and everyone is excited to share their finished books next week.  

JUST A REMINDER: For those who signed up to help with additional items for our Pre-K project, please send items by Wednesday, December 11th!

We will be covering the meeting of the Second Continental Congress and Revolutionary leaders this week as we continue along the path to war.

 

Our food drive will begin on  Monday, and run through Friday! There will be grade level shopping carts outside the gym for students to drop their food items in! Please help us support this event which will greatly benefit our community.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

When students return from Thanksgiving Break we will be working on the books we are writing for our Pre-K friends. These books will be written using Couplets (two lines of rhyming poetry) so if your student comes home mumbling rhyming words, do not be alarmed!  THANK YOU to all of our families that signed up to help with this project, we could not do it without you!!!

We will also continue along the Road to Revolution. Do you know what the saying in the photo above refers to? Your students will know as we learn about The Midnight Ride and the Night Riders. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World will be another event we will be learning about!

Saturday, December 7th will be the anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Students will have an opportunity to earn some BONUS points by researching the meaning of the picture above. If your student would like to get a head start on this feel free to share this with them.

Tuesday is Library Day!!!

Road to Revolution Continues

This week as we continue along the road to revolution we will be learning about the Boston Massacre, the Tea Act, the Boston Tea Party, the Committee of Correspondence, and the First Continental Congress.

Students will also begin working on our Share the Gift of Reading project. They will be working in small groups to write books for our Pre-K students. A note went home last Wednesday about this project and how your family can participate if you would like to be a part of it.

I hope that each one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, I am thankful and blessed to work with your students!

It’s Red Ribbon Week!

If you are interested in learning the history behind this week click Red Ribbon Week

There a lots of fun opportunities associated with this week, be sure to participate!

In class this week we will continue working on our maps, graphs, charts, and timelines activity. We will also take a look at Colonial America just before the French and Indian War. Students will have all kinds of SPOOKTACULAR fun learning the history of Halloween and then writing Halloween Haiku poems. 

Dates to Remember!

Tuesday, October 29th: 5th Grade Awards at 7:45, Library Day, Book Orders are Due

Wednesday, October 30th: Storybook Character Day, Early Release