|Reading Non-Fiction/note taking|
This was a busy week! We continued to put the last details in our persuasive essays and worked with our revision buddies to revise and edit our work before turning in our final pieces on Thursday.
With the end of our persuasive essays, we began our unit on European Exploration. While the students are learning about the effects of exploration on the world in Social Studies, we are learning how to read non-fiction articles for information and note taking to prepare for our explorer essays and project which will start the week we return from the break. Our research will come from the questions the students generated from the statement: European Explorers Changed The World. This statement will guide our research as we come to understand the importance of exploration in our world.
In Reader's Workshop, we continued our work with "theme" as we also came to the end of our read aloud. Be sure to ask your student about how our main characters Gabe and Frita learned how you can overcome your fears and all things are possible with the love and support of your family and friends.
We ended our week with a fun afternoon of "Jail" ball with Mr. Smith and Mrs. Rollins in the gym and our fun and wonderful afternoon visit with our new senior friends at Bayside Senior Living. We presented them with Valentines and visited with them about their life as a child. We learned about so many historical events and changes that have taken place in their lives.They also shared their life lessons and advice for us as we grow(see below).
HAVE A WONDERFUL WINTER BREAK!
SEE YOU FEB. 26TH.