Our next spelling unit is 17. We will be starting on this on Tuesday this week! If you want a head start you can find the list below! I also just signed up our class on Spellingcity.com. I am planning on handing out the welcome letters to the students on Tuesday with our new word list.
Last week we tried something new! We decided to do our spelling test on Monday. This seemed to work so well, as a matter of fact we had the highest scores we have had all year! We are going to try the same thing this week! We are on Unit 16.
We have finished our study of the novel Lyddie and the working conditions she encountered at a young age. Now, we are beginning our second case study where we will be studying child labor and working conditions in many different fields of work.
I thought I would share some pictures from our “Hosted Gallery Walk". During this experience students were able to become an “expert” about child labor and working conditions in specific areas such as; farming and food production, oyster shucking, coal mining, mill work, canneries, cotton picking, and newsies. Students were very surprised at the working conditions these young workers had to endure. After becoming “experts”, students then used their knowledge to teach others.
We are off to a great start this week! Most students are finished with their essays on why Lyddie should or should not sign the petition. These are due on 2/27. We will have time on Tuesday to upload them to Utah Compose and fix a few of the little mistakes that might still be in our 2nd drafts.
We will also be finishing up "Lyddie" and case study one this week! We will also be starting case study 2 this week: How working conditions change.
We do have spelling this week below you will find the words. In case anyone is wondering no we are not doing Unit 14 and we are skipping right to Unit 15.
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.