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!
This week we will be learning all about Veterans and the day that we celebrate their service and sacrifice. There is a historic reason behind having Veteran’s Day on November 11th, do you know what it is?
We will continue along the Road to Revolution as we learn about the Proclamation of 1763 and the various taxes the British imposed on the colonists after the French and Indian War.
Tuesday is our Library Day!
This week we will be finishing up our study of the Organization Period of Colonial American and moving into the Revolutionary Period. Students will look at some of the aspects of Colonial Life and decide what they feel would be the most challenging part of living during those times. Later in the week we will take a look at the French and Indian War, the event that would start the colonies along the path to revolution. In addition to studying the war, we will also look at Pontiac’s Rebellion and The Proclamation of 1763.
Tuesday is Election Day! Do you know why we vote on a Tuesday in November? Your student will after class on Tuesday. They will also be learning about who has the right to vote in our country as well as the qualifications you must meet to run for office.
Friday we will be posting to our blogs, so be on the lookout for those new posts! Leave them a comment after your read their post, they love to get comments!
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