I hope everyone had a nice vacation week. We continue to pursue many important classroom initiatives in our final weeks of school. Tomorrow, Tuesday April 25th is our trip to the Concord Museum. Please remember to send your child to school with a snack and a paper bag lunch. We will not be ordering lunch at school since we will be eating at 1:30 pm when we return from the museum.
We are currently reading the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen in language arts. We are studying the book through the use of essential questions. For example, we recently found evidence from the story to support the idea that Brian has changed since the beginning of the story. These changes are both physical (he is thinner, and tanned) and emotional. He is less fearful and is more tuned in to his natural environment (for survival purposes). We are studying poetry and will be writing poetry in the final week of this month.
In math we are learning how to divide fractions. We are studying word problems related to the division of fractions. We are also learning how to create picture models that represent the division of fractions.
We have completed our study of events leading to the Revolutionary War in social studies and recently took a test on Unit 7 in our social studies text. The children learned about the events leading to the revolution in terms of a cause and effect format. Currently, we are researching important people from the Revolutionary War and important battles from that war. Finished reports will be shared with classmates at the end of the unit.