Can you believe 2nd quarter and the 1st semester are nearly over? The time really has flown by! November was full of fun, exciting things; I am so proud of the wonderful job our kiddos did with their Saint Museum - what an awesome achievement!
Here is a brief look at what we will be doing during the short month of December:
The classes are switching novels from November. 5B will be reading "Loser" and 5A will be reading "A Family Apart." The novels are very different in terms of writing style but the overall messages about the importance of friends and family, and making the right choices are similar. Both books are AR and students will be encouraged to take the AR tests to count towards the 8 Quarter 2 AR points that will be due before they leave for Christmas break.
We will continue working on the Adjectives Unit that we started in November. This unit will conclude, with time for review, before Christmas break. The test is tentatively scheduled for December 15th. This test, like the previous ones, will be open book. Students are welcome to use any notes from previous units but we did not create notes for this unit. If students would like to make their own Adjectives Unit notes, they are welcome to use them on the test as long as I can approve them ahead of time.
The "What if the Colonists has Instagram" project will be due on Friday December 12th. Beginning Tuesday December 9th students will be allowed to turn the project in early and receive extra credit for doing so - 1 extra credit point will be given for every day that the project is turned in early.
The next unit covers the 13 original British colonies in North America. We will be using the text book for this unit. This unit will begin in December and not conclude until sometime in January.