- Students worked in teams to research for, plan, and begin their project on Colonial America.
- We all survived my lack of a voice this past week.
- Students participated in the (half) Hour of Code, which is a nation-wide initiative to get students familiar with and interested in computer programming.
- During Morning Meetings, we sang a couple of John Lennon songs, Here Comes the Sun and Imagine. Students discussed the meaning of the lyrics.
- All School Meeting is Monday!
This week's plan is very similar to last week's plan.
- Finish reading in our book groups! The two Mr. Terupt groups are almost done.
- Discuss how a narrator's point of view influences how an event is described.
- Begin interactive read alouds that highlight different reasons why authors write.
- Compare and contrast how two or more narrators describe the same event differently.
- Write a diary entry about daily life in Colonial America.
- We'll take an assessment on Fraction Basics and Decimals. Here is the Study Guide.
- Before the assessment we'll spend a day or two reviewing the concepts and students will have time to ask questions and practice problems.
- After the assessment, we'll begin adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.
Students continue working in their teams on the following items:
- A travel brochure for a colonial region.
- An advertisement to persuade Europeans to come to your colony.
- Diary entries about life in the colonies.
That's the general plan for the week! Thanks for reading.