I do hope you enjoyed the 3-day weekend. We are back to working and the students were really busy today. I hope to have the Discovery Activity: Fugitives on The Run video uploaded soon so you can see and hear what the students worked on.
This week brings a variety of projects to be accomplished. Please note due dates on the calendar. This is help with planning and getting work finished on time.
During our afternoon rotations, students will be completing the Civil War Battles Chart. A helpful resource for this is found here. The students will be shown this link tomorrow before we start our work session. Another focus for the Civil War is the ABC Civil War book. The research for this is due Friday, September 9th. This is simply brainstorming all the people, places, events of the time on their graphic organizer. The organizer is kept in the accordion folder.
Science includes researching, drawing, labeling, and describing the organelles in animal and plant cells. The students started this last week. The papers look great so far!
New math schedules begin tomorrow. As the new Advanced Math teacher, I will be working with those students that took the accelerated math class last year. All other 5th graders are working with one of the fifth grade teachers in a departmentalized fashion in order to meet the individual needs of all students.
Remember to check the calendar for homework updates.