Students are continuing to make progress publishing their novels. Beginning March 15th, students will start their informational biography on their artist. They are writing a paragraph on the artist’s early life, personal life, and professional life. They will also be creating a bibliography to show where they have gathered their research. Additionally, they will act as an art critic and write a letter to the artist where they are critiquing their work. The project will be presented on a tri-fold on Open House, May 16th.
Students are beginning to read a second core literature novel titled My Brother Sam is Dead. This historical fiction novel covers events that took place during the American Revolution.
Here is a brief summary: All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam is smart and brave -- and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the British -- including Tim and Sam's father. War is raging and Tim knows he'll have to make a choice -- between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats . . . and between his brother and his father.
While reading, we will identify the theme of this story, compare and contrast two or more characters, make inferences, and describe how the narrator’s point of view influences the way events are described.
This month students will complete the second half of Module 4. Lessons 13-33.
Students will learn:
•Multiplication of a fraction with a fraction
•Multiplication with fractions and decimals
•Division of fractions and decimal fractions
ˆInterpretation of numerical expressions
Module 4 videos can be found HERE. Module 4 Parent Tip sheet can be found HERE.
This month students will:
•Study the original 13 colonies
•Focus on early leaders
•Learn about early settlements
•Compare & contrast the different colonies
In March students will study weather patterns. Their work will include:
•Representing data in tables to describe typical weather patterns
•Obtaining & combining information to describe climates around the world
•Designing a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems
•Acting as meteorologists to describe & predict weather
Thank you to all our volunteer cabin leaders! We have secured the minimum requirements of parent volunteers, and we are looking forward to a successful Walker Creek/Outdoor Education week April 2nd-5th. Please let us know if your child WILL NOT be joining us at Walker Creek and we will be sure to accommodate your child in another teacher’s classroom. Paperwork has gone home and is due in the office by March 8th with a check. Make sure to check out this packing list.