- Friday was day 90! We are halfway through the school year.
- Students loved Ms. Faucon's lessons on Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. On Friday, students began writing their own "I Have a Dream" speeches. Rheona let us use her speech about ending animal cruelty as an example. Danny later moved the class with his heartfelt and well-written speech about gay equality. Students wrote about ending hunger, suffering, war, homelessness, hate, and so much more.
- Students did quite well on the fraction addition and subtraction assessment.
- The Create-Your-Own Homework Project presentations are amazing. Students love learning about their classmates interests. Everyone picked some really unique topics. So far, Julia taught us about airplanes; Rheona taught us about the brain; Yubin taught us about the history of the piano; Talia taught us about chicken soup; Sage W taught us about the Caribbean; and Sofia & Olivia D taught us about medieval villages.
Here is the general plan for this week:
The nurse will be conducting back checks on fifth graders this week. Girls were scheduled for Tuesday morning, but due to the snow, we'll probably reschedule. Boys are scheduled for Wednesday at 9am.
- Begin our new unit on reading Memoirs. Students will learn what memoirs are and why authors write memoirs.
Writing and Social Studies:
- How to properly cite sources for our research.
- Write an interesting introduction and a meaningful conclusion to our research papers.
- Conference with another student to get feedback.
- We'll also finish our "I Have A Dream" speeches.
- Powers of 10 and scientific notation.
- Parenthesis in number sentences and order of operations.
- Conduct experiments and observations on the water cycle.
- Write a Science Report and explain how precipitation, condensation, and evaporation effect weather.
Thanks for reading!