Friday, May 5, 2017

GA research and writing
Happy Friday!

This week flew by! We continued to read, research, and note-take character traits of our Great Americans. Some students are already designing their titles and researching pictures for their presentation boards. Read the email note below sent home from Mrs. Rollins.

Good Morning Parents,

This is a check-in email.

Your children are working hard at note taking and writing about the character traits that helped make their American Great. 

At home, students should be designing a theme and completing the background of their trifold. Students were encouraged this year to let their creativity take the lead. There are no boundaries to their designing. They can turn their board into a 3-dimensional display, build, transform, or leave alone. The theme of their background should represent their Great American or something that their Great American accomplished. 

The "To-Do" list for the week of May 8 will come home on Monday.

Thank you for your support and help with this project.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate.
Mrs. Rollins

We got to start a new book this week, The Watson's Go To Birmingham. 

Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."

When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. The Watson's set out on a trip like no other. They're heading south. They're going to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in American history.

This book is a Newberry Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor book dealing with Civil Rights.

We ended our week with Career Fair Day. The students had a wonderful day visiting four different careers and learning about the duties and education of that career choice. Be sure to ask your student about their favorite career visit.

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