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!

Veteran’s Day

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!

Starting Down the Road to Revolution: French and Indian War

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!

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