REMEMBER OUR TRIP TO THE FLYNN IS TOMORROW, JANUARY 8TH.
WE WILL DEPART AT 8:10 AM
NO LUNCH IS NECESSARY AS WE WILL BE RETURNING BY NOON.
There is much to share about the unit we're studying in Social Studies and I hope you take the time to view some of the exceptional videos and websites I will be including throughout the year. We begin with the much-feared Vikings. Best known for their raiding and plundering, their historical significance and their influence on other cultures is actually quite profound. they were "farmers and fishermen, extraordinary sailors and shipbuilders, highly skilled and inspired artists and craftsmen, long-distance traders, planners, and builders of towns, renowned poets and tellers of heroic tales.. . . " (Natural Museum of Natural History's Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga) It's important to provide a less stereotypical view of this rich and diverse culture and to acknowledge its place in history--since the Vikings were, in fact, the first to establish a European settlement on the North American continent -- some 500 years before Columbus!
SOCIAL STUDIES --
THURSDAY (GRADE 6) & FRIDAY (GRADE 5)
HERE COME THE VIKINGS! WEBQUEST
Sail across the web using information from the following sites to fill in the blanks of the worksheet provided to you.
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9
LANGUAGE ARTS --
WRITING A CATALOG ENTRY (Grades 5 & 6)
Make all editing corrections. Complete illustration to go with your entry.
- Turn in all completed catalog entries/illustrations.
- Write Your Name in Runes activity
ON YOUR OWN: Due Tuesday, January 14th (Grade 6)
and Wednesday, January 15th (Grade 5)
LOST WORLDS - THE VIKINGS