Week of April 4th-8th
Here's what we are learning this week, and other important information!
Biographies are still the focus. Most of our time this past week has been spent reading and taking notes. Hopefully, we are just about done with our research and we're ready to start drafting our report. Please check in with your child to see if they'll be ready for this step as we won't be having much more research time this coming week. Along with composing our report, we will be reading biographies and answering questions using text evidence. There will be a quiz this week after we practice a few days, which will be a daily grade. Another daily grade will be taken based on their completion and quality of their notes.
Most of this time will be spent drafting our report from our notes. I'll model how to sequence what we've written down and turn it into complete sentences using our own words. We will also be doing some revising and editing with biographies.
As a major grade, we will be creating a tombstone for a famous Texan leader of our choice. The students will have to write adjectives to describe the person on their tombstone, as well as compose factual and opinionated statements. Then we'll begin studying the annexation of Texas.
Book Fair is next week. Our two days to shop are Monday, andThursday. These are the only days your child will be able to go, so please only send money on those days.
Homework is due Thursday.