Thank you for your patience as I take early this week to get caught up with student work completed during my illness prior to the break. I will meet with students throughout the week to address any missing and/or incomplete assignments.
*Check your child's agenda for updates or individual notes. Your child is expected to complete his/her agenda daily.
*Important papers come home each Thursday - please check your child's Thursday folder & sign the update card.
*Have you signed your child's 3rd quarter progress report?
**Remember tennis shoes are required for PE! Shoes should be worn to school as our transition time is very short.
Monday - Day 4
Tuesday - Day 5
Wednesday - Day 1
Thursday - Day 2
Friday – Soar Day
Reading: We will practice using our skills using non-fiction texts:
*Reading to learn by reading faster and with greater absorption.
*Reading with increasing text complexity.
*Technology resources: Biblionasium & Moby Max
~points are being updated on the chart in our classroom daily. Please ask your child to check the chart for current points. Optional Biblionasium book review expectations are also listed on the Eagle Reader door. A sample review of Hatchet has been shared with every student through their Biblionasium account.
*Independent reading: Click here for copies of the Eagle Reader forms that have been updated for 2nd semester. The 10 point (any combination of 5 fiction and/or 5 non-fiction) deadline is Thursday, March 16 at 8 am. The Eagle Reader grade for 5 points due by February 7 is included in the progress report. Your child's Eagle Reader grade will be updated in Synergy after the March 16th final deadline.
We will continue with the focus of how life changed in America at the turn of the 20th century. Last week, we looked at the changes in population using this link. We will continue to study the changes in the lives due to population growth and America's expanding role in the world. Immigration Day is scheduled for Friday, March 10. The students will be creating a persona to try to enter the U.S. through Ellis Island around 1917.
This note has been sent home:
On Friday, March 10th our class will be taken back in time to the days of immigration at Ellis Island and Angel Island about 100 years ago. Students are encouraged to dress in period clothing for this reenactment. Possible ideas include:
-shawls, long skirts, and sweaters for girls
-trousers, suit jackets, hats (NOT baseball caps) for boys
-ALL clothing should be earth tone colors, old fashion patterns, or faded/muted colors
-Dig through all closets in your household to try to find some items to wear
-Don’t feel like you need to purchase anything. If so, keep in mind thrift stores.
-Feel free to look online for ideas for clothing or consider the images that we discussed in class using the group readings.
**Please note that we will be using chalk to mark clothing during the simulation.
Writing, Math & Science: Remember to check outMs. Ryan's blog and Mrs. Vann's blog each week!
*March 16 - end of 3rd quarter
*April 3-7 - Spring Break
Have you checked out the exciting day we have planned for our end of year trip? Lots of STEM fun planned!
1. Moby Max - I looked at your scores from Thursday & was quite pleased. Today, work on Reading Stories for a minimum of 30 minutes. I will enter your highest daily (Thursday or Friday) as this week's cold read score. Remember, a minimum of 30 minutes of focused work.
2. Immigration Introduction -
In preparation for you Immigration Simulation, go to Activity 6. Create the graphic organizer in your SS journal & complete.
If you finish early, work on Eagle Eyes or independent reading.
HOMEROOM - Please double check the room to make sure it's looking great for break. Make sure all computers are back in the cart & plugged in. Please ask Ms. Ryan or Mrs. Vann to return the cart & key (they know where).
Miss you all!!! Have a fantastic break! I'm looking forward to seeing you when I'm back to 100%!
Thursday - Computer Day:
It's official - this cold has knocked me on my tail & the doctor has ordered me to bed with lots of medicine. :(
Since you did such a great job with your computer time, we're going to continue your individual work & research for the remainder of the week. Read carefully!
1. Moby Max - If you haven't done so already, complete the Reading Level Assessment. Then work on Reading Stories for a minimum of 30 minutes. I will pull your report over break to see how you are doing. Remember, a minimum of 30 minutes of focused work.
2. Immigration Introduction -
Review activities 1-3. Think about how you would feel if you were trying to enter the US through Ellis Island or a similar immigration station during the Great Migration. If you have your headphones, you may listen to the interviews in the Ellis Island interactive tour.
Go to activity 4 - record questions & responses in your ss journal. You may pick someone from the picture or from another source (even your imagination). This will help you in creating your character for the simulation on March 10. Take your time & really begin to develop your person and his/her story. Write the letter on a piece of notebook paper & turn in the grading tower. Complete for homework if necessary.
Today's Computer Day:
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