Hi! My name is Mrs. McFall and I will be your Social Studies teacher this year. This is my eighth year to teach 5th grade and my sixteenth year to teach at White Oak Intermediate. I am excited to see what all we will explore and learn together this year. I am looking forward to meeting all of our new 5th graders. Let’s not wait, let’s begin to get to know each other now! Below I have listed some of my favorite things, please leave me a comment and tell me about some of your favorites as well.
BOOK: ABC books and Cookbooks
DRINK: Green Tea with Honey
TEAMS: Roughnecks, CMC Stags, Molloy Lions, Sooners, Royals
HOBBY: Gardening and Cooking
Have you ever wondered, who were those courageous men and women who fought so bravely for America’s independence? Be sure to check out the Hourglass Poems students wrote on their blogs about the Patriots of the Revolution.
was a founding member of the Son’s of Liberty
assembled a report on the Boston Massacre
wrote a song “Free America”
a brave man
DR. JOSEPH WARREN
organized “Midnight Ride”
led the militia at Concord
fought with his men on Breed’s Hill
was killed during the third wave of the battle
This year in order to help students understand the importance of history, I assigned a project called The History of Things. Students chose a topic of interest and began to research. What a great experience this has been, students have learned so much about their chosen topic, students have learned from each other and I have learned from my students. Did you ever wonder how the Eiffel Tower became the center piece of Paris, or perhaps you would like to know how the iconic Disney World got its start, or is all that glitters and shines like diamonds more your style? Do you love those crispy snacks, potato chips, do you where glasses, are you a fashionista who loves the latest Converse or an athlete who loves sports and sports wear? I’ve posted a few of these projects below, all students have posted their final projects on their blogs, be sure to check them out!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
Monday when we are out of school to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I have challenged my students to find some way during some part of their day to serve others. This could be something as simple as cleaning out their closet and donating things they’ve out grown to a local charity with a clothes closet, or helping mom or dad around the house, raking leaves for a neighbor, anything that would be a service to others. Students remember to leave a comment about your act of service or write it down on paper and bring it to class, I can’t wait to discuss in class on Tuesday all of the creative ways you found to be of service to others.
We have had a fabulous start to 2017! It’s hard to believe that the school year is halfway over! Your students have grown so much and will continue to grow thoughout this second semester. Be sure to check out their blog posts “2017” and see what they are most exited about this new year!
This next week students will be completing their “History of Things” projects, this is something we have been working on since last semester. Students will be presenting with a program called Prezi, I’m looking forward to seeing them bring all of their hard work to life with this program. Final projects must be completed by January 18th!