Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week! I think that everyone is really enjoying our expediton so far. We will be starting to work on our argumentative essay our essay prompt will be "Should Lyddie sign the petition being passed out by Diana? Why or why not?" The students have been gathering evidence to support their claim while we have been reading Lyddie.
We are on Unit 12 of spelling. Most are not finishing their vocabulary/spelling packet in class. This will be make up work if they do not have it finished. You can check Aspire to see what your child is missing.
Just a little information about our new Expedition, “Revolutions to Resolutions”.
In the first case study, students will become historians as they experience the industrial revolution through the eyes of Lyddie. As we read about her journey inside a textile factory students will discover the harsh working conditions in which children of that tine were subjected.
In the second case study, students will make connections with someone affected by unfair working conditions, They will take on the perspective of a specific laborer and describe what their working life was like and how it was changed by unfair working conditions.
In the third case study, students will research modern working conditions to help them compose potential solutions to child labor inequalities worldwide. They will capture what they have learned in a research synthesis paper and will also create an audio public service announcement to inform others of this topic.
The Guiding Questions for this Expedition are:
This may seem like a depressing topic, but in the past the teachers have found that students really like this expedition. Many past students have said that this was their favorite expedition.
We finished up intensives today! My group was titled "Spies and CSI's" We talked about ways the crimes can be solved and made hollow books! (the shock of a teacher encouraging the destruction of books was felt throughout the school!) But I was so much fun! Today we had a murder mystery party in the class room. The murderer wasn't found out so I guess he gets to go free! Here are some great pictures from the week.
We started this week off with a new room layout. I have found that some adjustments are needed in the seating chart. We also rewrote our norms and decided how we can make our crew a positive, uplifting, awesome group.
Our Earthquake preparedness guides are coming along great. I am hoping that by December 5th we will have them completed.
This will leave us with the the full week to finish up our earthquake essays that will need to be turned in by December 11.
Here is a list of upcoming dates to remember for December
December 11-All work is due to have the opportunity to participate in intensives.
December 14- 6-7 pm Celebration of Learning
December 15 Community wide Scholar Dollar store
December 18-20 Intensives
December 21-January 3 Winter Break
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