Friday, February 10, 2017

Explorer Inquiry
Happy Friday

What a crazy week! With a late start and a snow day, the students had to work hard to keep our learning on target. We continued our work on our persuasive essays. This week our focus was on working with our revision buddies and finalizing our writing pieces. We will finish this work by next Tuesday just in time to begin our Explorer research projects.

Our Reader's Workshop focus continues to be "theme" while we enjoy our read-a-loud, The False Prince. We also started our Explorer unit this week in the library. Our explorer research projects will follow the "Inquiry Process" as students learn to form their own questions that will drive their independent research as well as their ending choice project. During this unit of study, we will also be learning and practicing how to take annotated notes while researching. Exploration will take us well into March.

Reminder: Winter Break- Feb. 18-26
Happy Weekend!

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