We have left Ft. Independence! We have spent a lot of time discussing Independence and what we are about to find. Students have written their first Diary entries and they will be graded and returned on Monday for pioneer points. It's so great to see all that students have learned so far, as it's super hard sometimes to 'pretend'. We also spent a lot of time this week working on time lines. We are going to be discussing our journey by months traveled. So we have created timelines to help us along the way. Especially since time in the simulation will be moving faster than real life, this will help us stay focused. We also did a lot of non-fiction reading this week on Death Valley. We focused on the text features of the article as well as the main ideas and supporting details.
Thank you all for the support over this simulation so far! It's been wonderful to have the students so excited about it.
Challenge Projects- Just a friendly reminder that the first set of challenge projects are due Monday April 22nd. This is for our class only. You should have already started the project. Remember students need to be able to explain what they learned, and it would help best if they wrote up a paragraph or two of what to present to the class. If any materials or help is needed please don't hesitate to ask. I will do my best to get anything that you all may need!
Pioneer Day- I'm sending home a note tonight (same note as last night but wit updated dates on it) so please take a look at what we're about to do for our pioneer day celebration. If you can come and help that day we would greatly appreciate it, and if you can't help but are able to donate some items we would greatly appreciate it. If you aren't sent the note back (2 did this morning) don't worry about sending in a new one. I want you to just have the dates right!
Math- This week we started an experiment with paper area and perimeter. We are using paper towels to tell which one is more absorbent. We will start the actual experiment next Monday. I'll be sure to take some pictures!
AR- We are at 21% of the quarter being complete with AR today. Please take a look at goal sheets being sent home.
I hope you all have a great weekend!