The students are currently being taxed for talking excessively, leaving the room, going to PE, etc. They have stepped into pre-Revolutionary War times where they are experiencing taxation without representation. This is so much fun! I wish you could have seen their faces when they had to pay me tickets to go to math class. Ha ha!
There are two projects that correlate to Johnny Tremain that are due next week. The requirements/rubrics for both of them are coming home today. The 3D project will be completed at home, and the book review will be completed in class. Both are due Wednesday, December 14th. Late projects are lowered a letter grade for each day they are not turned in. We will share the projects on Thursday, December 15th at 8:30-9:15. You all are invited to attend.
We are bringing our third IB unit, "Who We Are," to a close within the next two weeks. A survey is coming home today that should be completed by someone in your family. It is due Friday, December 9th. We will also send a similar survey to children across the globe via ThinkQuest hoping to get at least one response. This will help us understand more clearly what defines us and our identity. This project will be due Thursday, December 15th.
We will be concluding Johnny Tremain and writing book reviews about the story. The students will take AR tests on the book next Thursday, December 15th.
The quiz on the Revolutionary War vocabulary words is Friday, December 9th.
We will continue to multiply and divide decimals. There will be a quiz on Thurs., Dec. 8th. Then, we will complete a shopping project.
We will study the events that led to the American Revolution. We will create timelines and comic strips(due 12/9). We will also participate in an online simulation *The timelines should be used as a study guide for the Revolutionary War quiz that will be next Thursday, December 15th.
*The Prezi that was assigned in technology should be completed a little each night at home. You will only have one more day in class to work on it. It is due at the end of class on Monday, December 12th.
We will continue to study chemistry, the periodic table, etc.
12/6 - PTA Showcase @6
12/12 - 12/15 Book Fair *We go 12/12 at 2.
12/16 - "A Christmas Story" field trip at 9
Jingle Bell Run @ 12:45
12/19 - Fast Break field trip at U of A
12/20 - School sing-a-long @ 12
Winter Celebrations @ 1
12/22 - First day of Winter break
1/5 - Students return to school