Here's the plan for this fun-filled week:
Tuesday: 5th Grade Canobie Lake Park Field Trip in Salem, NH. Bring your courage and a strong stomach! Those roller coasters aren't going to ride themselves.
Wednesday: 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony at 6:00pm followed by the 5th Grade Party.
Friday: Brooks School Field Day.
With all of those activities, to work around, we've got a tight schedule this week. But here's what we'll focus on academically:
Social Studies: We continue learning about the US Government. We'll be holding a mock Congress in class where students will run for the House of Representatives or the Senate, the rest of the class will vote, then students will learn what it's like to try to pass a bill and make it a law.
We'll then learn more about the executive branch and what the president can and can't do. Then we'll learn about the judicial branch and hold a mock trial with the Supreme Court. Should be fun!
After we learn how the three branches of government work, we'll then come up with a mini play to teach an audience about what we learned. For the remainder of the week we'll be rehearsing the mini play and create a small set design (like a scaled down version of our class play in December).
On the last week of school, we'll present our play during the day, most likely on Tuesday, June 24 in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to attend!
Math: We'll finish the year reviewing fraction addition, subtraction, and multiplication to make sure students are ready for middle school.
Reading: We finish with our book groups this week. Students will discuss the endings of the books as a group and what the overall message is.
Writing: Students are finishing up publishing their personal narratives, which we'll be posting online for your enjoyment.
That's the very general plan for the week!