Friday, April 11, 2014

     This week flew by while we were busy with many activities. 
We went to the library and began another free choice book read. We also finished our constructed response writing on A Game of Catch.
Mr. Arsenault visits our class
     This week was also a Wordly Wise week. It turns out that non-fiction reading piece was about Harriet Tubman. This was a great lead into the topic of our Great American projects. Each of our classes was assigned a time period in history and we got to "speed read" many biography books. We spent time looking and deciding which Great American be our top 5 choices individually. Mrs. Rollins will assign our options after Spring Break. These projects are going to be so fun, but a lot of work. Mr. Arsenault came in to give us a lesson about Google researching. We learned a lot of good research tips while using our computers. We ended our week learning about a Great American who was child, Ruby Bridges. We read a book, discussed character traits of her greatness and watched a movie.
     We also focused on "Point of View" in our reading mini lessons. We started to work in groups to read many picture books and looked for clues to find out what point of view the author told the story from. We then took this information to our choice novels and discussed first, second, and third person perspectives and how it changes a storyline.
     Next week we will be having career day and more Great American research preparations. Stay tuned!
REMINDERS:
* Career Day is Tuesday, April 15th.
* Great American Project information will come home after
   Spring Break.
* Spring Break starts Friday, April 18th  

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