Our first recitation of the year was a great success. Our students seemed to enjoy this project, and we were very impressed with their writing, models and posters. We are displaying everything out in the commons for the rest of this week, so please stop by and take a look.
This week we are moving onto our new unit of Mesopotamia. We will beginning by studying what conditions lead to a successful civilization, and how archeologists can learn about people from the past by looking at artifacts. While we work on Mesopotamia in the classroom, Kari will teach the kids about simple machines in Science.
In literacy, we are finishing up our first persuasive passage of the year. The older kids are learning how to write an effective hook and how to use persuasive words and facts to strengthen their argument. After this, we will begin a fictional writing as we learn how to write a myth. This complements our topic work.
Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for October 12th and 19th. Sign-up sheets are posted outside the classrooms. If one of these times does not work for you, please let us know and we will find another time.
Friday, October 12th – Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)
Friday, October 19th – Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school)
Friday, October 19th – Fun Fest
Wednesday, October 24th – OK Musical for the school
Friday, October 26th – OK Musical for parents
Wednesday, October 31st – Halloween parties and parade
Sort spelling words
Math 25 mins
*5th grade math due on Wednesday