Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15 "Beware the Ides of March" -- Shakespeare

Hello everybody-
For those of you who were able to make it in on Friday for conferences, thanks for dropping by! It's always good to see you. I also appreciated your kind words about this blog. It's been a labor of love--a way for us to stay connected. I hope your families continue to find it interesting, fun, and informative. More and more, I'll be incorporating links from this site into my lessons, to enrich both Social Studies and Language Arts and make them more engaging for your children. As I learn more, I'll continue to develop the blog's capabilities as an interactive learning tool for all of us. Should you happen to have a idea or suggestion, please feel free to let me know!

As we begin picking up speed toward the end of the year, we'll need to think about getting together again--this time to discuss our end-of-the-year class trip to Pok-O-MacCready. I'll gather the necessary information and plan that in the next month or so. It will be a good time to begin organizing our thoughts about graduation, too. (For your information, the class trip will be on the 2nd and 3rd of June--that's a Wednesday and a Thursday. Graduation is scheduled for Monday, June 14th at 7:00 PM. By scheduling it on a Monday, we don't interfere with other area graduations.)

As for today's assignments:

Because we had ART today, there was not enough time for 6th grade Language Arts. They did receive a "Spelling and Vocabulary" packet, however, and will receive a Grammar packet tomorrow when we have time to go over it together. For grade 5, we did a grammar activity and turned it in. Each child also created a fun activity booklet to review basic skills. (Each week they will receive a new one, which will be due on the last day of the week.)

Today my 6th grade did a Social Studies activity based on the first link listed below. They had fun and learned a few things in the process. Ask them about it! On Wednesday, I've planned something that should be REALLY fun; stay tuned. For you fifth grade parents, tomorrow your students will complete this activity. Handouts will be provided, although they are also available by clicking on the link at the bottom of the website. (FYI: Social Studies activities are ALWAYS due on the next class day unless otherwise stated here.)

Social Studies Sites to Visit:

What Do You Know About Jamestown? Today's assignment for Grade 6 --Tomorrow's assignment for Grade 5. Can you find the answers to these questions? (If you lose your activity sheet, you can find another at the bottom of the site. Also, there is a link to help you find the answers... Just saying...)


Journey to Jamestown--We're going to have fun with this. I'll have stuff to give you soon.

A Guide to the History of Jamestown--which has tons of other links for Colonial America

Take Online Quiz about Jamestown Colony

I hope your evening is a pleasant one. Take care-