Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a wonderful winter break! It was a cold one for sure! We are ready to hit the ground running this week, and will have many exciting things beginning in January.
January Book Reports: Book Reports are going to focus on Unrealistic Fiction. There are two parts to this book report. First, students need to choose a main character in which they would like to dress up as. Costumes can be as creative as they want. Think wigs, costume make-up, ect. Second, students are RECREATING a Character Wheel that I have provided. You are more than welcome to help students recreate the wheel on a piece of poster board for their project. Please note that the sheet of paper with the character wheel on it is NOT the actual report. They may use the paper copy as a sloppy copy to help them gather their thoughts before transferring it onto a poster board. Every part of the wheel does need to be recreated, including the questions. Under the character name, please also note they should be drawing a picture of their character, as well as coloring it in. Students may use marker to write and answer questions if they wish.
Language Arts: We will be working on our writing for our bulletin board in the hallway. Our focus will be on Martin Luther King Jr, and what we could do with “Our Own Two Hands” to make the world a better place. In addition, we will also be talking about resolutions and what it means to follow through on a resolution, rounding out our topic with our top five resolutions for the new year.
Math: We are beginning a new chapter today in math. This unit focuses on geometry, which can be a bit tricky at first. We will begin our discussions with solid figures, faces, edges, and plane figures. I am sending home with students an extra credit geometry packet that they may turn in on or before January 26th. The completion of this packet will add 5 extra points to their Chapter 6 test at the end of the month.
History: We will continue our discussion on American’s Move West. We will discuss today settling in the west.
Science: We will begin our new unit on sound starting Monday.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions!