What we did this week:
Reading: Story - Thomas Edison
Reader's Theatre - Invention Convention
Spelling: Lesson 21
English: Comma Usage and sentence revision
Math: Fraction Addition
Religion: Anointing of the Sick & Unit 3 Wrap-Up
Science: Earth Science - Types of Resources & Uses of Soil
SS: Civilizations in Mesopotamia: Rivers and Irrigation
We had a busy week here up in our corner office of 5th grade. Lots of goodies are in our test packets. Included is a religion worksheet that was a CW grade. These are the first round of grades towards the 3rd trimester.
We talked about the last book report for the month. Students will be getting a handout on Monday that explains how this last assignment is a choice on their part. I have 20 "alternatives" they can select from OR they can choose a previously completed project. (Example: If your child really LOVED the cereal box, they may use that template again for March.) Giving the choices also spurred on imagination and several students inquired about creating a poster with the necessary info. Someone else suggested a power-point. Yet another suggested a collage. Wow. I told them we could assess if these could work and we will fine-tune them as needed next week. Projects should all contain setting, characters, conflict, plot events/summary, resolution, and favorite part.
In Social Studies, we have made a switch in texts. Having completed our geography component, we are moving into the history. The kids were surprised, but seemed to enjoy our preview of the material and our first lesson on Mesopotamia. They also noted that this text is smaller and fits more easily into their desks. I've already heard lots of comments of their attention being drawn to other parts of the book that draw their interest. Looking good so far!
Wednesday: + Fraction Quiz
Current Event Due
Gym HW Due
Gym Basketball Test
****Report Cards coming home today****
Thursday: Science Ch 8 Less 1-2 Quiz
Friday: Spelling Lesson 22
Have a wonderful weekend! I sure hope Monday's forecast turns to be a school-friendly one! I'll be doing a Spring dance to help keep the icky white stuff away!