Friday, February 15
Congratulations to our new Student Council officers! I was so proud of our 5th grade candidates. Each of them gave a first-rate campaign speech, and we appreciate their dedication to serving their school!
Walk Through the American Revolution - Room 20's performance for this 5th grade event will be on Tuesday, March 5, from 8:30-11:00. I sent home a 3-page letter last week with instructions for memorizing parts, obtaining costumes, and volunteering.
WTR Costumes - Please go to this link to view the inventory and to sign-up to reserve a costume online. Remember that your child's costume should "fit" with his/her blue or yellow card role. Students only need one costume.
The Panther-thon has been postponed due until March 15, the day after Open House. It is not too late to support this PTA fundraiser! If your child collects pledges, they are eligible to receive raffle tickets with a chance to win cool prizes.
What we did today:
Math - We continued to work with decimal multiplication.
Social Studies - Students learned about the Coercive Acts, which were designed to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party. We also discussed the First Continental Congress.
IRP - We looked at different methods of writing a "lead" for the introduction to an informational essay: an anecdote, visual imagery, "you are there," an unusual fact, or an important quoted passage. Students looked at several mentor texts for inspiration.
Empathy - Students enjoyed a special class with Mrs. Erhard regarding "empathy." They are making posters for the library/Makerspace hallway defining empathy, how you show it, and the situations that need empathy.